Dutch fine artist Jos van de Ven was born in the south of The Netherlands,. In his younger days, he was a devotee of the French impressionists. Until he met Salvador Dali in Spain.. For several years he was influenced by the artistic freedom of surrealism . Then he became interested in the techniques of the Dutch and Flemish Old Masters and turned to Dutch painter Cornelis LeMair for guidance. Under his tutelage Jos experimented with a variety of traditional materials and approaches.
Jos van de Ven shows at galleries and art shows throughout Europe and the USA. His work is included in numerous collections in many countries and he regularly recieves requests to give master classes in the traditional Dutch techniques