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Poppe Damave exhibited in 1947 as a Haarlem painter in the Frans Hals Museum with 'Haarlem Young Art'. In 1961 Damave obtained a travel grant from the Ministry of OKW for Greece and Turkey. Exhibitions followed in 1963 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Sciences (OKW) and a traveling exhibition through England, then to Paris, Brussels, Maastricht and Groningen. He liked to travel and visited France, Spain, North Africa, Turkey and Greece. Poppe Damave was born on January 21, 1921 in Groningen and moved to Haarlem in 1926. Damave was a student of the painters Henri Boot and AJ Grootens and studied for five years at the Applied Arts School in Haarlem. For a large part of his life Poppe worked in Haarlem as a painter on the Lange Herenstraat and lived on the Donkere Spaarne. Damave painted, drew, watercolored and etched in an impressionistic style. His works can be found in the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum, the Stedelijk Museum in Alkmaar, the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the Singer Museum in Laren, Museum van Bommel van Dam in Venlo, the Stedelijk Museum in Bristol, the Jones Hospital in London, the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens (Georgia – USA), the Municipal Collection Osnabrück, the Historical Society Oud in Heiloo and the National Collection. Poppe Damave is counted among the 'Haarlemse Vijftigers', which also included Anton Heyboer and Frans Verpoorten. He was a member of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, the Hollandse Aquarellisten Kring, De Nederlandse Kring van tekenaars and De Groep (Haarlem), of which he was chairman for sixteen years. He was also a member of the Bergen Artists Center (KCB Bergen – NH)) and the Association of Visual Artists in Haarlem 'Art is our Purpose'.