Erick Douwes (The 8th generation) is Evert’s younger brother. Erick joined the family firm in the early eighties with particular interest in restoration. Under the expert guidance of his father Evert VII (1928-2019) and with the assistance of other in-house professionals, Erick learned the required skills, including the full appreciation of the complex processes of this highly specialised artistry. In 1991 Erick also started a second Douwes Restoration Studio, outside of Amsterdam, which has now been moved to a different location near Utrecht. However, the main focus has always been to manage the Douwes Fine Art restoration department in Amsterdam. With Erick’s expertise, joined by competent staff members, new solutions to old problems need to be found regularly. Aided by the use of the latest technology, the Douwes Fine Art restoration department is able to keep up with any progress and innovation in the field. Erick is a member of the Dutch Art Restorers Association (RN) and is a past president of its sister organisation ARA.
par parv | Nov 24, 2020