MUSEUM BREDIUS – 24 FEBRUARY 2023
After Museum Bredius embraced First Lady Elena Zelenska’s worldwide request to provide visitors with an audio tour in the Ukrainian language, the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr Dmytro Kuleba, visited Museum Bredius on February 21, 2023. Curator Willem Jan Hoogsteder gave him a tour of the museum, accompanied by H. E. Mr. Maksym Kononenko, departing ambassador of Ukraine, and Mr. Karel Burger Dirven, first Honorary Consul of Ukraine.
AD – 12 JANUARY 2023
In January 2022, Willem Jan Hoogsteder and Willem van der Werf assisted the Ukrainian embassy with the realization of a Stand with Ukraine tram.
To encourage support to Ukraine and donations to its UNITED24 fund, the tram was painted in Ukraine’s national colours.
eenvandaag – 11 June 2022
In June 2022 Photo Kyiv presented an exhibition of photos by Ukrainian photojournalists Alexander Chekmenev and Oksana Parafeniuk at Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder in The Hague.
Both photojournalists photographed amid the terror of war-torn Ukraine.The images are incredibly moving, and yet fascinatingly beautiful to see.
Trouw – 25 January 2021
Willem Jan and Karin Hoogsteder wanted to support the Rembrandt House Museum during these challenging times in the COVID-19 pandemic . That is why they donated a painting to the Amsterdam museum: ‘Shepherdess in a Landscape’ by Ferdinand Bol, a famous pupil of Rembrandt.
Topvrouwen TV – 23 december 2020
Two days before Christmas, SER Topvrouwen proudly launches a talk show with an emphasis on diversity for a wide audience. In the first talk show, a special Christmas broadcast, Willem Jan Hoogsteder talks about paintings that show the power of ‘Top women’ in the golden age.
Watch the fragment here.
Topvrouwen.nl – 23 december 2020
Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen, the chairwoman of Topvrouwen, paid a visit to the Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder gallery. In this video, Willem Jan Hoogsteder talks about successful women in 17th century painting.
AD – 19 November 2020
What seemed to be an ‘ordinairy’ portrait of a 19th century family, was not so ordinairy after all. Willem Jan Hoogsteder knew it must’ve been painted by Adriaan de Lelie, one of the most populair portrait painters of his time. Knowing that, Hoogsteder estimated the painting at 100.000 euros in Tussen Kunst en Kitsch . This makes the it the highest estimated find in the last five years of the television program.
Volkskrant – 19 January 2019
Together with curator Friso Lammertse (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen) Hoogsteder discovered a long lost oilsketch by Rubens.
Buit – Number 5 – July 2019
In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. The sottobosco by Matthias Withoos may seem a strange choice considering the theme ‘plumage’. It isn’t so much the painting itself that has to do with birds and feathers, but the painter himself. He was one of the so called Benthveughels (Birds of a Feather), a society of mostly Dutch and Flemish artists active in Rome from about 1620 to 1720
Buit – Number 5 – March 2019
In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. The theme of the issue of March 2019 was: “Under Water”. A perfect opportunity to discuss a beautiful fish still life by Isaac van Duynen.
Buit – Number 4 – December 2018
In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This December issue it’s about the cheerful Winterlandscape with the Adoration of the Shepherds, set in a 17th-century Felmish context.
Buit – Number 3 – September 2018
In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This article discusses a colourfull collection of birds that could have never been caught on the same day.
Buit – Number 2 – July 2018
In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This article describes a trompe l’oeuil (deceiving the eye) painting by Cornelius Biltius.
Buit – Number 1 – May 2018
In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This article explains the symbolic meanings of two double portraits by Nicolaes Maes.
Volkskrant – V Zomer 2 August 2014
As part of her article series on striking details on paintings, Wieteke van Zeil writes on the animal intestines shown on Hendrick Sorgh’s Esau selling his birthright.
Elsevier Juist – December 2013
One of the world’s leading experts on seventeenth-century Dutch masters, the flamboyant Willem Jan Hoogsteder, runs a gallery on Lange Vijverberg in The Hague. He explains some of the subtle nuances of the art trade to Liesbeth Wytzes. “A copyist paints part of the cuff and then the coat beside it, because a copyist copies; but that’s not how a real painter paints.”