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Johannes Adrianus Smit, born in Hillegom in 1945 and passed away in 2002 was a painter who found inspiration in the colors of the tulip fields in the bulb-growing region. He painted with thick, impasto homemade paint. Additionally, he created numerous installations using flowers and flower bulbs, such as those at the Hofvijvers in The Hague and the Antwerp ‘Blue Arcken’. He gained an international reputation, in part due to his self-designed multicolored wax crayons, which were gratefully used not only by himself but also by artists such as Willem de Kooning and Karel Appel.