Exhibition Hong Kong 1992

Opening by Dutch Consul General Hendrik J. van Pesch
The opening was performed by Mrs. Betty Kadoorie
Betty & Michael Kadoorie admire Peter's work
Betty Kadoorie and Ton van der Werf, General Manager KLM
A sketch depicting fishing boats on the beach as a thank you.
Hendrik J. van Pesch, Ton van der Werf, Peter Sterkenburg.
Hendrik J. van Pesch with Joop Litmaath and Viviane van Pesch.
A successful exhibition.

Exhibition Kuala Lumpur 1996

Speech by the Dutch ambassador, Theo Arnold
The announcement of the exhibition at the Regent Hotel.
The artist's mother.
Ambassador Theo Arnold, receives a pen drawing from Peter.

Exhibition Singapore 1996

The Dutch ambassador receives a pen drawing.
The manager of the Dutch Club receives a pen drawing
The artist in conversation with visitors.
A well-attended reception.
The artist talking to a visitor.

Exhibition Sydney 1996

Official opening by State Secretary Anneke van Dok.
State Secretary Anneke van Dok
The artist speaking to visitors during the opening in Sydney
The paintings at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney.

Exhibition Djakarta 1996

Opening speech by minister Annemarie Jorritsma.
The artist with the Dutch ambassador and minister A. Jorritsma
A private chat with the minister.
A pen drawing as a thank-you gift.
Exhibition Jakarta 1996
Exhibition Jakarta 1996
Exhibition Jakarta 1996
Exhibition Jakarta 1996

From November 28, 2015 to January 17, 2016, a short double exhibition of the work of Peter Sterkenburg and of the painter C.A. de Vries was held in the Frisian Maritime Museum. De Vries mainly paints large ships such as cruise ships, windjammers and navy vessels.    

Fries scheepvaartmuseum
Fries scheepvaartmuseum
Fries scheepvaartmuseum
Fries scheepvaartmuseum

Gemeentemuseum Het Hannemahuis and the Peter J. Sterkenburg Maritime Paintings Foundation cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition 

Peter J. Sterkenburg, maritime painter (1955-2000).

The opening will take place on Saturday 13 October at 11.30 am
and will be performed by Mrs. A. Jorritsma-Lebbink,
Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs.
The first copy of a biography on Peter J. Sterkenburg, illustrated with
colour images of his paintings, will be presented to the minister at this event.

Your presence at this opening would be highly appreciated. 

During the exhibition from October 16 to November 24, the museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm.


May 10 to June 2, 1985

We hereby invite you to admire his work in our gallery.
The exhibition is open daily from 11am to 5pm, Sundays from 12pm to 5pm (closed on Mondays)

Gallery A.J. Koster
Exclusive paintings
Laanweg 7-11 - 1871 BH Schoorl - Holland
Phone 02209-3179


Text folder exhibition “Seascapes” June 1985

Peter Sterkenburg
Peter Sterkenburg was born on December 18, 1955 in Harlingen.
He started drawing and painting at a very young age.
Sterkenburg is a self-taught artist who has developed his own style.
Almost all of his paintings are inspired by sailing ships.

Old fishing boats and old harbours
exert a great attraction on him.
He therefore also made study trips to both France
and England to supplement his knowledge.
His works are already known in several countries,
including West Germany, U.S.A. and England.

Christmas exposition 1994

During Christmas time in 1994, A.J. Koster Galery in Schoorl, organized an exposition that also featured work by Peter Sterkenburg. For this occasion, four posters with paintings by his hand were produced by the gallery.

Exhibitions Peter J. Sterkenburg

1978            Hardegaryp, Friesland

1980            Breukelen

1985            A.J. Koster Galery, Schoorl

1986            A.J. Koster Galery, Schoorl

1987            San Francisco

1988            A.J. Koster Galery, Schoorl

1992            Repulse Bay Hotel, Hong Kong

1994            A.J. Koster Galery, Schoorl

1996            Regent Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

1996            Hollandse Club, Singapore

1996            Erasmus Huis, Djakarta

1996            Hilton Hotel, Sydney

2001            Hannemahuis, Harlingen

2004            Westfries Museum, Hoorn

2015            Visserijmuseum Zoutkamp, Zoutkamp

2015            Fries Scheepvaartmuseum, Sneek


Exhibition at A.J. Koster Galery, Schoorl, Netherlands, 1986

Peter Sterkenburg enjoyed working for art dealer Aard Koster. 
That appreciation was mutual. Dozens of Peter's paintings changed 
hands in this beautiful art dealer’s gallery in the village of Schoorl, 
located on the edge of the dunes in North Holland. 
For several years in a row, A.J. Koster Galery dedicated an exhibition each 
year to the work of the Frisian maritime artist. 
This catalogue of such an exhibition from 1986 shows what was for sale at the time. 
Only a few of these paintings are known to us. If you recognize your painting,
please contact us.
Click here for the catalogue 

Exhibition The Repulse Bay, The Repulse Bay,Hong Kong NOVEMBER 18-29th, 1992

Maritime History Revived Painting Exhibittion. Click here to download. And here for the invitation.  

Exhibition The Regent Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Kuala Lumpur April 16 – May 2, 1996

„Harbours of Asia and Australia, now and in the past”  By Dutch Maritime Painter Peter J. Sterkenburg
Click here to download. And here for the invitation.

Exhibition THE HOLLANDSE CLUB Singapore May 11 – May 24, 1996

„Harbours of Asia and Australia, now and in the past”  By Dutch Maritime Painter Peter J. Sterkenburg
Click here to download. And here for the invitation.





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