Tonia Stieljes: model and activist

Singer Laren




Singer Laren shows the life of (role) model: Tonia Stieltjes (1881-1932). Model of Jan Sluijters, best friend of Mondriaan, but above all a well-known trade union leader. Around 1900, she quickly became a beloved example of the largest group of working women in the Netherlands: the domestic servants.

In the exhibition, curated by art historian Esther Schreuder, in addition to works of art from Jan Sluijters, Wim Schuhmacher and documentary material, an important part of Tonia's life will be depicted by two contemporary artists: Iris Kensmil and Brian Elstak.

Curation and research: Esther Schreuder

Photos: Suzanne Ophof