Herman Kuypers

Fifty-five years ago I was born as the eldest son on a farm in Velden in North Limburg (the Netherlands). As long as I can remember I have been drawing, always with the materials that were available. Some colored pencils and markers, which always ran out too quickly. Especially since my two brothers and my sister also used them. Paper could not be taken for granted either. Scraps here and there and backs of envelopes. Sometimes an uncle who worked at printercompany Océ brought a pile of tinted A4 sheets. Fortunately, in keeping with the Limburg tradition, the baker came to bring the pie for Sunday every Saturday. Mom would then immediately remove the usually still virgin white cardboard plate from under the pie, so that I could draw on it on occasion.
Due to unfamiliarity with the material it took three years before Sinterklaas honored my request for a paint box: one of the Hema.
Fortunately, there was also (a lot) of physical and especially mental space at the same time. It was therefore no problem that I eventually wanted to go to art academy and I got full cooperation from mom and dad. As they have always respected our choices.
It became the Academy for Visual Education in Tilburg. In addition to the arts, I also got to know Sofia with whom I now live in Tilburg with our children Puck and Kobus.



  • 1984
  • Atheneum B
  • 1990
  • Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming Tilburg; 1e degree drawing
  • (spec.: drawing and painting).
  • 1995
  • Business Knowledge & Skills for the visual arts; MBO-college Den Bosch

Expositions & collections

Duo- and solo-exhibitions


Achter de Zuilen, Bloemendaal

Muzelinck cvk, Oss

Das Altstadthaus, Bad Bentheim


Galerie De Heeren van Voorburg, Deventer


Kunstkring Het Gelders Eiland Aerdt

Museum Kasteel Wijchen



Opening atelier Tilburg


Galerie La bonne Heure, Oosterhout



Hilvaria Studio’s, Hilvarenbeek

Kunstuitleen Alkmaar



Prinsenhof Delft i.s.m. TU Delft

Goltziusgalerie, Venlo



De Kijkdoos, Bennekom

Jacobskapel, Venlo


Catharinakapel, Harderwijk

De Kunstpraktijk, Veldhoven

De Maaskamer, Rotterdam

Lochal, Tilburg

Works in collections


PPCL BV Montfort

Helin Projectinrichting BV Arnhem

David Ganucheau, Houston (V.S)


Artlease Alkmaar

Kunstloc Brabant


Koninklijke Martens BV Oosterhout

Arthotheek 18 Roosendaal



Artlease Breda

Artlease Etten-Leur

Artlease Helmond



Artlease Den Bosch

Artlease Utrecht

Artlease Eindhoven


Artlease Tilburg

Gemeente Krimpen a/d IJssel



Several companies

private persons



Kunstschouw Westerschouwen

“Format 40” Kunstverein Emmerich [D]

KIM Arnhem


Open Stal kunst en kijkroute, Oldeberkoop


Kunstroute Middenbeemster

Salon de l’Aquarelle Namen (B)

Kunstmoment Diepenheim


TIAS Tilburg University, Tilburg

Art The Hague (Van Spijk art books)

Salon de l’Aquarelle Brussel (B)



Goereese Kunstdagen, Goedereede

Art The Hague (Van Spijk art books)

Art Arnhem


KunstRai (Van Spijk art books)

Goereese kunstdagen, Goedereede

Art The Hague (Van Spijk art books)

PAN Amsterdam (Wonderwood)


Art The Hague’18


Huntenkunst’19 Ulft (sinds 1995)

Art The Hague (Van Spijk Art books)


Art The Hague (Van Spijk Art books)

“Recognition and alienation meet in Herman Kuypers' work. Fascinated by the laws of perspective, he intervenes in the apparently unambiguous meaning of his direct living environment. Are the chairs and tables from his own or another world?”

Jos Wilbrink

in catalogue ‘Kunstenaars exposeren in Zwembad Oost’, nov. 1995


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