The Netherlands, 1945
Henk lives with his wife Babs Helmantel in a renovated medieval Presbyterian farm in Westeremden village. Their historically authentic home reveals Henk’s interest in the past. When he purchased it he discovered the foundation of an old parsonage in the garden, and he rebuilt it. In the former barn, he created a spacious exhibition space for his permanent painting collection.
Henk Helmantel’s work is nationally and internationally appraised. One of the highlights was his 1997 exhibition in Taiwan, where a hundred works from his own collection were exhibited in the beautiful Kaohsiung museum.