Leen was a dear friend. He made exquisite pots and was a passionate collector of contemporary ceramics.
Leen Quist’s work was characterised by pure ‘container’ forms, thrown in porcelain and decorated with cobalt blue lines. His bowls, lidded jars and dishes can be found in numerous private collections and museums in the Netherlands, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg. Together with his partner Frans Koster, Leen had a great passion for collecting contemporary ceramics. Their collection, which comprises more than 550 pieces, has been donated to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The Koster-Quist collection includes work by Alev Siesbye Jensen (Denmark), Lucie Rie (UK), Arne Aase (Norway), and the Dutch ceramicists Lies Cosijn, Geert Lap, Johan van Loon and Yvette Lardinois.
Film about Leen Quist. Click (Yvette Lardinois and Rob van Hoek)