Pierre van Dijk was born on 5 June 1950 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch Nederland

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Pierre van Dijk

At the age of 4 Pierre wants to draw and paint in peace. On his tenth birthday he gets his first ‘real’ set of oil paint, palette and canvas. In 1954 he was raised to The Hague with his family. Here he studies at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (NL) (1967-1972). From 1972 to 1974 he continued his studies at the Free Academy, personally supervised by Livinus van der Bunt, rector van de academie and artist.

As a poor student (1970) he painted a Portrait 

from his father Pierre J. A. van Dijk (with bicycle mail.)

A large number of exhibitions – in the Netherlands and abroad – will start in 1974.

Pierre van Dijk; 80 x 70 cm

In 1977 Pierre moves to Gorinchem and becomes a member of ‘Pictura’ in Dordrecht.   After a number of modern art projects such as’ Les Enfants Terrible ‘and’ Monument Affaire ‘, he returned to his hometown in’ s-Hertogenbosch in 1984.

Pierre van Dijk; 100x80cm; airbrush op perspex

Pierre withdraws to perfect his work, which ultimately results that a

Pierre van Dijk, 90x70cm; airbrush op perspex


authoritative magazine in the Netherlands ‘Kunstbeeld’ Unfortunately stopped 13-July-2015 asks him for exhibitions in New York.

In 1989 he moved to the US for a number of years where he exhibited in gallery’s; for example;

(Galerij 54) AFA Green street 54 in New York  In this period he also teaches Art, at the Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania.


In the course of the eighties, Pierre was increasingly driven to capture the phenomena of light and color in all their splendor.

Pierre’s pallet, style and vision: the use of 5 / + white / colors and his dealings with light have become famous and his trademark Pierre’s impressionist paintings. His vision can be described as vitalistic optimism; he paints the beauty of life. His use of colors can be called contradictory. By using a refined combination of a limited number of basic colors he achieves an inimitable existence of the colors. His use of light is more than just lighting; it does not fall on the object of the scene; it is usually a light from the inside. Pierre van Dijk colors life and reveals a world of light.


In 1998, Pierre opened a gallery in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, partner with his partner Arieke (deceased in 2003). The dream of setting up another gallery in France came true when Pierre opened his Maison / Atelier Pierre. ( foto’s )   Beynac et Cazenac, (24) Dordogne.    /

Beynac et Cazenac    Member: Le Club des des Site et Plus Beaux Villages de France

 Maison / Atelier Pierre / Schilderijen / surrounded by historical monuments and the overwhelming nature of the Dordogne.  


Pierre passes through galleries in Switzerland, France, the Netherlands and in the USA. THBrennen Fine Art Gallery

THBrennen Fine Art. Verenigde Staten van Amerika…T.H.Brennen in front of one of my paintings.  

His beautiful paintings can be seen at various international fairs, LA FINE ART SHOW, Los Angeles, USA – PAN AMSTERDAM Art & Antique fair, Amsterdam, Holland.


Florence – Pierre

In 2009 (’11 -’14 -’17) Pierre was invited by the International Scientific Committee to exhibit his paintings at the Biennale of Firenze  (Florence) Italy.

Pierre van Dijk PAN Amsterdam

“Paint like a bird sings”, Monet.

“No one is an artist, he is a painter, he is certain of his method and composition” – Claude Monet

2017 / Member of artists foundation KuBra ‘s-Hertogenbosch the Netherlands

*April / October ’19, Continuous Exhibition, Maison / Atelier Pierre in Beynac et Cazenac
24220 Dordogne France

Last rewrite / Nov. / 2018 © Pierre van Dijk


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