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Willem Dooijewaard was greatly inspired by the East where he travelled various times, for example to China together with the Austrian painter Roland Strasser (1895-1974) in the 1920's. After a two years' stay in
Holland, he became restless in 1930 and returned to the East, this time to Japan. There Willem made the most beautiful drawings and paintings
of geishas and musicians like the three present lots which were made in Kyoto. While in Japan he also met a Dutch lady who showed the same keen interest in Japan and Asia. They became close friends and got married at Kobe in 1931.