Lucebert, born Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk in Amsterdam in 1924, counts among the most influential artist personalities of the 20th century. The foundation for his artistic creation was laid in his father's painter business, even though his father was not particularly fond of his son's ambitions in liberal art. Throughout his life Lucebert was in search of a revolutionary means of artistic expression, which also explains his membership in progressive artist groups such as the "Experimentele Groep" or "CoBrA". Part of Lucebert's manifold oeuvre, which also contains a lot of lyricism, are gestural paintings, delicate drawings and filigree graphic art, e.g. watercolors, gouaches, lithographs and etchings, but also photographs and ceramics. The human figure, in an expressively exaggerated manner, appears as a leitmotif in his work. Numerous exhibitions and publications honor the work of Lucebert, which can also be found in renowned museums such as the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen or the Kiel Kunsthalle.