FransKlerkx (1952, Nijmegen) received his artistic education in the New Teacher Class 'd'WitteLelie' Drawing/Arts and crafts between 1975 and 1979. After graduating, Klerkx left for Haarlem where he worked and lived until 2004. From 1995 til 2002 he had his own gallery in Haarlem. Klerkx committed himself to painting still lives from 1984 onwards and has gather national fame for his beautiful technique and compositions. His work is represented by several galleries throughout the Netherlands and is acquired for collections like that of the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Möhlman Collection and the municipality collection of Haarlem.