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Jos Van De Ven

Jos Van De Ven

Jos Van de Ven became interested in art at an early age. Initially influenced by the French Impressionists, he received his first prize for painting while only nineteen and serving in the Royal Dutch Marines.
At twenty- three a meeting with Salvador Dali at his home in Cadaques, Spain, sparked a lifelong interest in Surrealism, an influence that can be seen to this day. Even when his paintings adopt a more classical approach, they have a surrealist touch which poses a question to the observer.
At a later date, he started studying the techniques of the XVII Century Dutch Masters with guidance from the Dutch painter Cornelis Le Mair. The influence of Vermeer is clearly visible, leading to a fascinating combination of the best classical techniques with a modern viewpoint.
Today the work of Jos Van de Ven revisits the conventional still life with a distinctive modernity. His paintings, characterized by precision, expressive quality of matter, chromatic harmonies and by the use of natural light, have been recognised numerous times, including four prizes at the Grand Palais in Paris, with a Gold Medal in 2014.
As well as his painting Jos teaches the secrets of the old Dutch Masters, with over three hundred international students having completed his masterclasses.
Jos Van de Ven’s work can be found in a great number of private collections and has been shown at art exhibitions in many European countries including France, Holland, England, Germany, Spain and Italy. He has also exhibited in Russia, the USA and China.