Wemeldinge 1919, Amsterdam 1992
Jan Gommert Elburg was born in Wemeldinge on the 20th of November in 1919. He was mainly known to be a poet and a writer, but next to that he always created drawings, paintings, collages and objects. As form 1941 he published his poetry. In 1948 he was the first Dutch poet who came in contact with the Dutch Experimental Group in Holland. During this period Elburg began to publish his experimental verses. At the same time, he kept himself occupied with material experiments for his visual works and he made surrealist collages.