Ten does not think that his biographical details are of great
importance, and he releases this information with great reluctance.
His work has a chance of limited survival, his body does not.
Ultimately, his mind, his eyes and hands were only instrumental
in producing this work.
A limited amount of information is available in "Who's Who in
American Art" under the listing of "Ten".
( Jan ten Broeke )
His Father's Genealogy Click on :
Hendrik Willem ten Broeke Ancestors and Descendants His Mother's Genealogy Click on :
Diena Muis/ten Brinke
Ten entered this world as a blue baby gasping for air, his face
covered with a veil.
This happened in the isolated rural area of Marienberg in the province
Overijssel in the Netherlands, on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 1930,
while a severe thunderstorm was raging, and two heifers were killed by lightning
within a mile's distance from home.
Ten has been a permanent resident of the United States since 1955.
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of paintings. Most viewers find this work very beautiful
and thought provoking. You will be warned in time prior to
the pages dealing with sensualist art.
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Be duly warned: There are always people with dirty minds, who enjoy finding
filth where there is none. They should be reminded that
all flowers are sex organs, and that there is unfathomable beauty in that.