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Born November3, 1926 in Bussum, the Netherlands
Married 1961 Jenny, lawyer and dutch literature scholar, † 2006
Lives and works in Haarlem
President of the Jeanne Oosting Foundation



Amsterdam Academy for Visual Arts, 1945 - 1950
Académie des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, scholarship from the French Cultural Institute Maison Descartes, 1950
Sommerakademie Oskar Kokoschka, Salzburg, Austria 1956 and 1957


Awards and prizes

Royal Subsidy Award for Painting, 1954 and 1955
Henriëtte Roland Holst Prize for Printmaking, 1966
Talens Prize for Painting, 1962
Heineken Prize, 1965




Biënnale Sao Paolo, Brazil, 1965
Salon de St.Cyr-sur-Morin, France, 1966


Current memberships

Pulchri Studio, The Hague
Dutch Drawing Circle
Dutch Circle of Watercolourists
De Groep, Haarlem
Dutch Association of Maritime Painters



Tile mozaic for school (6ft x 15ft), Dr. De Visserschool, Haarlem, 1967
Mural painting (3.5ft x 147 ft) Mariastichting Hospital, Haarlem, 1972
Facade of the Schalkwijk fire station, Haarlem, 1977
Litho for Amro Bank, Amsterdam, 1979
artist's report of the casting process of the monument Wilhelmina in The Hague by Charlotte van Pallandt,
commissioned by the Hannema-De Stuers Foundation and Museum, Heino, 1987
Drawings and watercolours for the Dutch Royal Navy Shipyard, Den Helder, 1990 en 1993
Christening gift - watercolour - presented by mrs. M. Buis, wife of Dutch Navy Commander
Vice-Admiral N. Buis, for the frigate Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst, 1994
Topografical Atlas of Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Schiedam, Rotterdam, 1962 - 2010


Work purchased by and in the collection of

Teylers Museum, Haarlem
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem
Gemeentemuseum, 's-Gravenhage
Rijksscheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam
Museum Van Bommel-Van Dam, Venlo
Museum Henriëtte Polak, Zutphen
Gemeentemuseum, Maassluis
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen
Commanderie van St. Jan, Nijmegen
Hannema-De Stuers Fundatie en Museum, Heino
Atlas van Stolk, Rotterdam
Maritiem Museum Prins Hendrik, Rotterdam
Koninklijke Marine
Marine Museum, Den Helder
State, Provinces of North-Holland and Utrecht, several cities and towns
Corporate and private collections, in the Netherlands and abroad


photo Michel Campfens, (c) 2002
Collection Province of North-Holland


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