“THE POWER OF COLOUR AND LIGHT”
Emotion and enchantment, the world in the eyes of Ton Schulten. A world full of emotion and enchantment. The colour, the glow and lustre, the shape. The emotion and experience. That is the world of Ton Schulten. Or perhaps: the world in the eyes of Ton Schulten. Learn about that world. A world full of emotion and enchantment. Nobody can miss the mysterious power of the exquisite work of Ton Schulten, the son of an ordinary baker from Ootmarsum. His work, which is known the world over, enchants the audience.
Shapes, colours and compositions that make you feel like you are in paradise, provide a sense of tranquillity. Impressive and sometimes even hypnotic. Emotional and so beautifully composed, that no one can ignore the power and mystery of his work. Tom Schulten’s work warms the soul and its beauty is unequalled.
Born on 25 April in Ootmarsum as the son of a baker’s family. Ton grows up with four brothers and one sister.
Secondary education followed by training for window dresser / decorator. Here his creativity can already be recognized.
Seminar in Oudenbosch.
On the way to art
He leaves the Catholic seminar, because he wants to take the road to art. He works as a window dresser in Enschede.
Academy for Art and Industry (AKI) in Enschede.
First exhibition in Enschede (drawings and watercolors).
Working at advertising agency
Joins the well-known advertising agency De Zuil in Enschede.
Closing the academy cum laude as a graphic designer and designer.
Marriage with Ank Lammerink.
Creation of the advertising agency “Createam” with Henk van Mierlo.
Start up own advertising and design studio.
Schulten and Okkinga
Jan Okkinga comes into service. The name is changed to “Schulten and Okkinga”, in short S & O, 35 employees.
Opening art gallery
Ton Schulten focuses exclusively on painting. His wife opens an art gallery in Ootmarsum.
Ank and Ton Schulten in a coma
Heavy car luck on Tenerife. Ank and Ton Schulten are in a coma. Ton Schulten awakes from the coma as a new person. He becomes a painter of light and harmony.
First foreign exhibition in Florence (Italy).
Exhibition in Magdeburg (Germany).
Exhibition in Münster (Germany).
In the autumn, Museum Ton Schulten opens its doors in Ootmarsum.
The first book, meeting with an enthusiastic colorist, as well as a documentary about his life is published.
Exhibition in Atlanta (USA).
Ton Schulten Calendar
The Ton Schulten calendar is made and successfully: from now on sold annually in 68 countries.
Exhibition in Bocholt (Germany).
The meditation book with Jurjen Beumer ‘When the day awakes’ appears.
Aid for the victims of the fireworks disaster in Enschede.
Kunstreis to Australia.
Exhibition in Jerusalem (Israel).
Exhibition The Hague
Exhibition in parliament buildings in The Hague
Comprehensive documentary about Ton Schulten on television. Ton receives the award as Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau.
The book ‘The Promised Land’ with Willem Wilmink appears.
Again an exhibition in Magdeburg (Germany) and in London (Great Britain).
Exhibits Atlanta and Santa Monica
Exhibitions in Atlanta and Santa Monica (USA) and in Bruges (Belgium).
His own style is given the name Consensisme, of which Ton Schulten is the founder.
Exhibition in Berlin (Germany).
Ton Schulten Foundation
Various exhibitions in Germany.
The “Ton Schulten Foundation” is established with which the legacy of Ton and Ank Schulten is guaranteed.
Live your desire
Cooperation with Ford Netherlands, introduction of the Ford Ka Schulten.
Publication book “Live your desire”
Tulipa Ank Schulten
In honor of the 65th birthday of Ank Schulten a beautiful red new tulip is named after her: the Tulipa Ank Schulten.
Wenn der Tag erwacht
Realization of booklets with paintings by Ton Schulten and poems by Jannie Schoenmakers: Child of the sun and telling in smells and colors.
Also German edition of the book “Wenn der Tag erwacht”.
Ton Schulten is invited to a special jubilee exhibition at Keukenhof because of its 60th anniversary. The opening of this exhibition will be performed by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix.
Ton Schulten also exhibits in Osnabrück in the DBU.9
In collaboration with “Schoonhoven Keramiek” a vase, wall plate and bonbonnière is made. It concerns signed copies in limited edition.
In May, the first copy of the book “Silent Force” will be presented to former Minister Maria van der Hoeven. This successor to “The Promised Land” contains paintings by Ton Schulten and poems by the late Willem Wilmink.
The renowned German porcelain factory Köningliche Tettau is developing a Ton Schulten service line with the theme of the four seasons.
The construction of the new Ton Schulten Museum is progressing steadily. The highest point will be reached in May.
Opening of the new Museum
25 April 2013, on the 75th anniversary of Ton Schulten the opening of the new Museum is a fact. A wonderful acquisition for art city Ootmarsum. The opening exhibition in the themed room is provided by couturier Paul Schulten.