Pierre van Dijk was born on 5 June 1950 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch Nederland
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.
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 withdraws to perfect his work, which ultimately results that a
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;
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. /
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
In 2009 (’11 -’14 -’17) Pierre was invited by the International Scientific Committee to exhibit his paintings at the Biennale of Firenze (Florence) Italy.
“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 ’18, Continuous Exhibition, Maison / Atelier Pierre in Beynac et Cazenac
24220 Dordogne France
Last rewrite / dec / 2017 © Pierre van Dijk