Shoulder to Shoulder
Marc de Klijn
Messianic Jewish Pub & Res Llc
In this book with beautiful watercolours and surprising photos, Marc de Klihn and Henny van Hartingsveldt offer a unique view of Israel. It is a book of art in the first place. At the same time it has a surplus value in the combination of expression in art and the beauty we find in the words of the Bible, both from the Old and the New Covenant. The other way round is also true: the Bible verses become more vivid when you see them expressed in watercolours and photography. In this way, the interaction between pictures and texts is an invitation to read and study the Bible, and discover its actuality. A wonderful gift for any occasion.
Henny van Hartingsveldt, born in 1952, was raised in Lisse, The Netherlands. Combines art and psychiatry. Marc de Klijn was born in 1939 in the Netherlands. His parents were musical Jews. As a child Marc survived the war by living in hiding. Even though he grew up in a Jewish family, there was no room at home for the Jewish faith or religion in general. Estranged from his Jewish roots he discovered the Bible through L'Abri and came to faith in 1970. As a graphic designer he worked for several publishers. Among others he designed the book Weerklank by Anne Frank. After further education in drawing and painting he started teaching in 1979 at the Art School (Kunstacademie CABK) in Kampen. At first he painted mainly realistic and stylized landscapes. After 1990 he started to paint larger abstract canvases, while his subjects changed to spritual themes. Together with his wife, the ceramist Henny van Hartingsveldt, he visited the former destruction camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1995. It was a shattering experience for him, which confronted him with his Jewish roots. This resulted in a series of works about the holocaust. Marc de Klijn and his wife emigrated to Israel in 2013 and now live close to Jerusalem. They have become members of a Messianic congregation.