Jasper van Putten (1944-2009) received his education at the Amsterdam Graphic School and the GerritRietveld Academy. His work mostly shows tall buildings in a dynamic perspective. By means of steep lines and sharp edges Van Putten captures the forcing character a metropolis can have. His inspiration he found in the New York skyscrapers, which have intrigued him for a lifetime. In his later work, the city of Amsterdam also found a prominent role, not half the metropolis as New York, but providing an emotional bond for Van der Putten.