About me

Arjan van Gent was born on June 3, 1970 in Delft and was educated at the Royal Academy of The Hague and the Amsterdam School of the Arts. His work can be found in both private (including those of Sting, Romy Haag, Maggi Ronson, Suzi Ronson, Lynn Davis, Cindy Mizelle, Brenda Russell, Paulette McWilliams, Erik Hargrove, the Johan Cruyff family and David Bowie alumni Mike Garson, Carmine Rojas, Gerry Leonard, Ava Cherry, Donny McCaslin, Earl Slick, Robin Clark, Carlos Alomar and Alan Childs) and museum collections (including Gerard Revemuseum in Amsterdam, Swaensteyn museum in Voorburg an the Vermeer Centre in Delft) and can be seen regularly at Pulchri Studio in The Hague. In 2016 he won the Audience Award at the Summer Salon in the same gallery. In addition, his work has been shown in, among others, Galerie 44, Galerie Pictura, Morren Galleries, Maya Wildevuur, Kunstzaal van Heijningen and at the Dutch Portrait Prize.
He was also seen in the well-known television program “Sterren op het Doek” in 2012 and in "the New Vermeer" in 2023.

Besides painting itself, his passion is teaching and he teaches Classical Drawing and Painting Techniques at his own School of Figurative Arts, Atelier Sint Lucas.

In addition to portraits and cats commissioned or otherwise), still lifes and landscapes mainly everyday scenes (genre) are the subject of his oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. Intimacy and the role of light in this are striking features of his approach. His classic illusionistic painting style is closely linked to our rich Dutch tradition.

For further info on selling the artworks a commissioned portrait, please contact +31618216411 or info@arjanvangent.com