Rob van Doeselaar
The Dutch artist painter Rob van Doeselaar was educated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since then he has gone on to produce a multifaceted oeuvre. He paints with oil on canvas and acrylics or mixed media on paper. He also makes digital drawings and paintings on his iPad, which frequently appear on his blog.

Since 1990 Rob has lived and worked in many countries and continents, such as India (New Delhi), The United States (New York), Senegal (Dakar), Ghana (Accra), Mali (Bamako), Mozambique (Maputo). He currently resides both in Switzerland (Geneva) and The Netherlands (The Hague). These travel impressions and experiences are thematically connected to his paintings. Every change of place brings particular stories, different insights and new questions.

Research into color and material use is a constant factor in his paintings, with which he expresses movement and depth.

Rob van Doeselaar also paints portraits that are commissioned. He has built an extensive experience with it since 1980.

Rob is member of the Haagse Kunstkring (The Hague Art Circle) and registered with Stroom (

1978-1983 Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, painting and graphic techniques
1989 P.K.O. Hogeschool, Den Bosch “Commissioned Art ”

First prize in the competition 'Leve de Koning', November 2013, for the best portrait of King Willem-Alexander.

Most important exhibitions and more
2019 "Schilderijen van de hemel", Haagse Kunstkring (solo)
2018 "Vertreden", Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague
2018 "Almas Cruzados" Galeria Kulungwana, Maputo, Mozambique, with Simões Ferreira
2018 Een brug van fluweel (boek), 11 iPad illustrations
2018 Fundação Fernando Leite Couto, Maputo, Mozambique (solo)
2017 ARTzaanstad, Zaandam

2016 "Bach in Beeld", Sint Joriskerk, Amersfoort (solo)
2016 Kunst in de Zaak, The Hague
2016 Haags KunstKookboek (production and design)
2015 "Zomergasten", Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague
2015 Artibrak, Voorburg, with Rineke Kop and Yves de Block
2014 Shell Summer Expo, The Hague
2014 "Drawing" Artibrak, Voorburg & Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague
2014 "All inclusive", Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague (solo)
2013 "Leve de Koning", Galerie Sophie Marée, The Hague
2013 "Bridges", The Art Factory, Enschede
2013 Baobab van Bronovo, novel
2012 Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2012 Galeria Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain (solo)
2012 Galería Dasto, Oviedo, Spain (solo)
2012 "Vers Bloed", Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague
2012 "via Accra via Persingen", Kerkje van Pesingen, Persingen
2010 Zomerexpositie ArthouseConcepts, Oudesluis
2009 "Portes Ouvertes", Bamako, Mali (solo)
2008 "3xxx25", Ruimte, Amsterdam
2007 Patio Centre Culturel Français, Bamako, Mali (solo)
2005 “Smaak Sensatie”, Faculty Club Universiteit Twente (solo)
2003 “Europe paints Ghana”, National Theatre, Accra, Ghana
2002 “Going Dutch in Elmina”, Elmina Castle, Ghana (solo)
2002 “Influences”, National Theatre, Accra, Ghana
2001 Galerie de Greef & de Greef, Wassenaar (solo)
2000 “Crossing Boundaries”, National Museum, Accra, Ghana (solo)
1999 Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede
1998 Musée l’ I.F.A.N., Dakar, Senegal (solo)
1997 Galerie de Greef & de Greef, Wassenaar (solo)
1997 Chez moi aux Almadies, Dakar, Senegal (solo)
1995 Galerie de Greef & de Greef, Wassenaar (solo)
1995 Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede
1992 Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi, India
1991 Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi, India (solo)

Hoedekenskerke (1958-1960), Terneuzen (1960-1962), Baarn (1962-1964), Den Haag (1964-1969), Wassenaar (1969-1978), Amsterdam (1978-1990), New Delhi (1990-1992), New York (1992-1994), Dakar (1995-1998), Accra (1998-2003), Aerdenhout (2003-2005), Bamako (2005-2009), Maputo (2014-2018), The Hague (since 2010) & Geneva (since 2018)

Other activities
Painting Teacher; Chairman Board of Activities Haagse Kunstkring (2013 - 2014); Boardmember department Visual Arts of the Haagse Kunstkring (2012 - 2014); Chairman of the board of the American International School of Bamako, Mali (2007-2009); Secretary of the board of the American International School of Bamako, Mali (2006-2007); Secretary of the board of the Dutch school in Mali(2006-2009); Web design; Graphic design; Secretary of the board of the Lincoln Community School, Accra (2001-2003); Designing fabric for Ghana Textile Productions (1999 - 2001); Secretary of the board of the Nederlandse School Dakar (1996-1998); Guest teacher History of Art Institute National Museum, New Delhi (1990-1991);

Fundação Fernando Leite Couto, Maputo, Mozambique; Embassy of the Netherlands in Mozambique, Maputo; Municipality of Amsterdam; Municipality of Utrecht; Public Library Amsterdam; Museum Sonsbeek; Royal Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi; KVGO (Graphic Culture Foundation); Barclays Bank in Ghana; Vliscomuseum Helmond; Royal Netherlands Embassy in Ghana; LCS in Accra; many private collectors in at least twenty five countries, forty of them bought for a second time

Een brug van fluweel (2018), Pinturas do céu (2018), Haags KunstKookboek (The Hague ArtCookbook) (2016), All Inclusive (2014), Baobab van Bronovo (2014), Smaak Sensatie (2005); Europe paints Ghana (2003); Going Dutch in Elmina (2002); Un Africain n’est jamais seul (1998); Mirrors of the street (1991)