Hans de Bruijn (1959) received his education at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague, where he graduated in 1986, and at the National Academy Amsterdam, graduating in 1988. While exploring an individual style of painting, he simultaneously draws from established painterly traditions. His work refers to styles like impressionism, expressionism and sometimes even touches upon Abstract Expressionism. Despite these references, De Bruijn’s work never becomes imitation. He clearly knows how to combine tradition with innovation and his works can be seen as a bridge between traditional and contemporary art. De Bruijn’s paintings are characterised by a strong expression, a powerful colour palette and thick layers of painting. The landscapes carry an edge of mystery and a sense of silence. How all these elements come together in a balanced work of art can only be experience by viewing them yourself. Since 2010 Morren Galleries works with Hans de Bruijn, who has showed his work during many exhibitions in galleries and in museums. In 2010 De Bruijn also works on a specific project regarding Rembrandt’s birth house in the city of Leiden. The resulting series of art are displayed in the Lakenhal Museum’s Rembrandt hall.