About the artist
Robert Zandvliet (1970, Terband, Province of Friesland, The Netherlands) is a Dutch painter. From 1987 to 1992, he trained at the Christelijke Hogeschool van de Kunsten (Christian College of Fine Arts) Constantijn Huygens, Kampen, and in the period 1992-1994 at De Ateliers, Amsterdam. He lived and worked in Kampen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (2000-2009). In the mid-90s he depicted everyday objects. From 1996 onwards, he concentrated on painting landscapes, among others highways seen from above. These landscapes without horizon, look like abstractions. After studying Italian fresco’s Zandvliet uses tempera. He was awarded the Prix de Rome for Painting in 1994, and the Charlotte Köhler Prize in 1997. In 2004 he received the Wolvecamp Prize. His works are included in the collections of many museums: Dordrechts Museum; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Zandvliet exhibited in several museums abroad, in New York, Strasbourg, Lucerne, Vienna, Bonn.