Happy Birthday Richard Roland Holst!! Dutch artist painter, born in 1868, Holst began as a painter in the Impressionistic style. His technique tightened and his scope broadened when he began to explore stained glass, printmaking, mural painting and illustration. He married a Dutch writer and the two became involved in the Socialist party in Amsterdam. His art became quite stylized and bound up in decorative line drawing and geometric forms interlocking, as he designed book covers, illustrations, posters, etc. such as the one for Volks University, included here.