Archive for December, 2008

My great-grandfather, J. M. Boekbinder of Amsterdam

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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Never had any interest in my roots, but when I looked up the origin of my Dutch name, it turned out to be my great-grandfather, would you believe: J. M. Boekbinder of Amsterdam! He settled in London and set up a very successful interior design practice, mainly designing theater interiors. These paintings are his work, from a music hall. (more…)