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Oil on canvasMixed media on paper and cardboard


1949 - born in Bussum (The Netherlands), Selftaught.
Lives and works in 1970 in Spain. In 1977 he makes an extensive study-trip through the U.S. and Middle-America
Between 1978 and 2004 he makes yearly trips to Spain and Italy.

Awards and commissions

1977 - Encourage prize of the town Bussum for his etchings.
1984 - Second prize for prints of the city Aarschot, Belgium.
1985 - First prize for paintings of the city Aarschot, Belgium.
1987 - Commission to painting (56 x 80 inch) for Dutch Gasunion, Utrecht.
1995 - Commission to paint 6 walls and a dome for Dutch brewer “BAVARIA”.
2006 - Commission for ceilingpainting (20 x 10 meter) in the church Ophodenpijl Schipluiden.

Work in public collections

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Museum ´t Kruythuis, ´s-Hertogenbosch
De Sara Lee N.V. Utrecht
Rabobank Amsterdam en Omstreken, Diemen
1991 Decorpainting for IKON television ( 14 x 2000 inch )


G. Zijlstra, Ruud Krijnen, schilderijen-etsen-tekeningen, 1982 - 1985, (A en M Production) Bussum 1985
Contempo Galerie Rotterdam, Ruud Krijnen, catalogus nr. 23, 1994
Contempo Galerie Rotterdam, Ruud Krijnen Metamorphosen, catalogus nr.27, 1995
Drs. A. Hamming, Ruud Krijnen: wandschilderingen Brouwershuys Morees, (Bavaria) Lieshout 1995
Drs. A. Hamming, tijdschrift Tableau 1999
Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Ruud Krijnen, catalogus, 2002
De Hemel van Schipluiden, catalogus van de plafondschildering St. Jacobskerk te Schipluiden, 2007