George & Ilone Kremer have been collecting 17th century old master paintings since 1994, ever since George read an article about an upcoming auction in New York. “As I read I thought: Wow, you can still buy Dutch old master paintings? The idea intrigued me.”
23 years later, the Kremer Collection is one of the world’s foremost private collections in its genre. And this all started with George as a 10 year old boy, visiting the Rijksmuseum with his school. He remembers being completely mesmerized by Rembrandt’s “Jewish Bride” painting. “I even got into trouble because I didn’t stay with the group and they lost me…I didn’t move from that painting for a good 20 minutes before realizing they were gone!”
George & Ilone are on a mission to share their art with as many people as possible and believe art has the unique capacity to make people and kids in particular feel free and empowered. They want as many kids as possible to be able to experience this magical mighty power of the masters, just like George did when he visited the Rijksmuseum that day.
That’s what this program is all about.