A.C. van Noort, named Arie-Kees, was born on 8 March 1914 in Bennebroek, Holland. After his school time in 1928 he took part in the painting company of his father. In the evenings he attended drawing and painting lessons of the eccentric Haarlem painter Henri Fréderic Boot who taught and shaped great artists like Kees Verwey and Anton Heijboer. During the day, Van Noort worked as house painter and in the evenings he painted in his room. Although beach scenes and, to a somewhat lesser degree, flower fields formed the main part of his work, he also painted city scapes, landscapes and still lifes. He preferred going out with his donkey and painters box to capture his world. In 1942, he was accepted as a member of the society Kunst zij ons Doel. Exhibitions in Basel, Knokke, Geneva and Paris were well received by the general audience. A.C van Noort is seen as the last representative of the Hague School or as impressionist painter in the French line. A.C. van Noort died on Sunday 29 June 2003.
All of the pictures below are signed by the artist and authenticated by his son A.F.Van Noort.