Lucebert (1924-1994) was born in Amsterdam, his full names being Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk. He was known internationally as a painter, printmaker and poet, associated with the COBRA movement, taking part in the first group exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 1949. He subsequently exhibited extensively including at Stedelijk van Abbe-Museum, Eindhoven 1961; Staedtlische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, Germany 1963; Marlborough Gallery, London 1963; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland 1969; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1977; Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany 1982; Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, Germany 1989; and Kunsthaus Grenchen, Switzerland 1989. Lucebert received the Mediterranean Prize at the Paris Biennale 1959 and the Carlo Cardazzo prize at the 32nd Biennale in Venice, Italy 1964, and other awards too during his career. His work is represented in numerous public collections internationally including Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Foundation, New York; National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; Museo de Belles Artes, Mexico City; and museums in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Ghent, Munich, Stockholm and Zwolle. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam purchased a collection of 873 of his paintings, drawings, and prints. There are numerous catalogues on his work. Lucebert died in 1994 in Alkmaar, Netherlands.