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1950 Born in Voorburg (ZH - NL)

1962-1969 Bisschoppelijk College, Roermond (HBS-B) (NL)

1969-1972 Academie St. Joost,  Breda (NL)

1972-1975 Kon. Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)

1976 Bronze medal Europe Prize for Painting, Oostende (B)

1977 Royal subsidy for free painting

1978 Bronze medal Europe Prize for Painting (second time)

1978 AIR:  Artist in Residence in the MAISON JAUNE in Murs. Study stay of each time three months in the workshop of the Kröller-Müllerstichting in de Vaucluse (F)  Also in 1981, 1984, 1988 en 1994

1989 Travel grant from Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

1975-now landscape artist


Work in possession of and / or on behalf of:

Philipse & Co, Amsterdam (NL)

Collectie Kuijlaars-van de Ven, Amsterdam (NL)

Algotex, Brussel (B)

Pnem, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)

Curver Plastics, Goirle (NL)

TCC, Breda (NL)

Collectie De Heus-Zomer, Barneveld (NL)

Notariskantoor van Woensel en Rademakers, Roosendaal (NL)

Managium/Damiens,  Brussel (B)

PDA, Hilvarenbeek (NL)

v. Lanschot Bankiers, Breda (NL)

Gut Dufrasne, Brussel (NL)

Koninklijke IBC, Best (NL)

Talboom BV, Breda (NL)

Sara-Lee - Douwe Egberts, Utrecht (NL)

ABN Amro, Amsterdam en Oosterhout (NL)

Rabobank, o.a. Eindhoven, Roosendaal, Bergschenhoek, Steenbergen, Kaatsheuvel (NL)

Witlox, 's Hertogenbosch (NL)

Interbrew Nederland BV, Breda (NL)

Acropolis Systems, Breda (NL)

Spectrum, Rotterdam (NL)

Min. Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag (NL)

Dhr en Mevr. De Hoop Scheffer, Den Haag (NL)

Dhr en Mevr Goossens, MeerselDreef (B)

Eurotool, 's Gravendeel (NL)

Museum van Lien, Fijnaart (NL)

Ernst en Young, Den Haag (NL)

Stichting Het Brabants Landschap, Haaren (NL)

Jorn en Lia Copijn, Bruine Beuk, Groenekan (NL)

Mr. and Miss. Sobel, Ambassade van Amerika, Den Haag (NL)

Soethoudt, Oudenbosch (NL)

Maringflo, Laren en Amsterdam (NL)

Bernina Benelux, Brussel (B)

A. Berengo, Venetië (I)

Deloitte, Breda (NL)

De HOED, Princenhage (NL)

Van Ede en Partners, Rotterdam (NL)

And many private collectors..... who became friends in many occasions

FRANS VAN VEEN (Voorburg, 1950) received his education at the St. Joost Academy in Breda and at the Royal Academy of Art and Design in 's Hertogenbosch. Initially he painted meticulously, in a hyper-realistic style. He particularly tried to investigate the relationship between nature and culture. For that work he received the Royal Subsidy for Painting in 1977.
In the 1980s, his work changed from pure realism to his current, lyrical way of working. He has developed his own method in which he makes large pastel paintings in nature that later give rise to oil paintings in his studio.
As a true plein air painter, he captures the intensity of the moment in pastels in nature, "sur le motif", as Cézanne said. In these pastels he depicts the landscape in his own impressionistic way. In the expressive oil paints, he gives the experience of nature an extra dimension by means of a powerful paint touch.