Pieter Stoop

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Pieter Stoop
Signature, Pieter Stoop, 1983.jpg
Signature of Pieter Stoop 1983
Born 18-01-1946
Breda, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Education Academy of Catholic Education, Jan van Eyck Academy
Known for Painting
Awards Winner – Prize for the Visual Arts of the city of Maastricht

Pieter Stoop is a Dutch painter of large abstract paintings.

Pieter Stoop acquired his artistic education at the Academy of Catholic Education, Tilburg (1962–1966) and at the Jan van Eyck Academy of Maastricht (1966–1972).[1] At the end of his studies he obtained the Prize for the Visual Arts of the city of Maastricht (1972), and later on he received financial support to do a study trip to Morocco (prins Bernhard Fonds, 1974), and to New York en Mexico (travel grant CRM, 1979). Specialised in painting and sculpture and influenced by Soutine, Willem de Kooning and Bram van Velde, the artist revolutionized painting with “Nieuwe Schilderijen”. This school conceived art according exclusively to its materiality. Stoop focused on the painting materials and applied them thickly layer after layer to achieve a thick quality on the canvas.

“The essence is not that Pieter Stoop takes the landscape as his starting point; what matters is how the movement of paint and colour transforms the surface into something else: the painter’s art. Pieter Stoop makes beautifully modulated paintings.” R. H. Fuchs[2]

Large canvases constitute his working sphere, which are dealt with through a long process that brings the artist to alternate oil painting with small-format drawings and acrylic paintings to make a quick sketch. Pieter Stoop does currently live in Eindhoven.


1962-1966 Academy of Fine Art, Tilburg, Netherlands. 1966-1972 Jan van Eyck-Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Without Title, 1983, Oil on Canvas, Size 210cm x 155cm.


1972 Prize for Fine Art of the City of Maastricht

Work Travels[edit]

1974 Study travel Marokko. 1979 Travel Stipendium CRM, New York and Mexico. 1984 Work StipendiumWVC (Also 1986, 1990, 1992)

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1972 Galerie Rolau, Amsterdam.
  • 1974 Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1975 The Krabbedans, Eindhoven.
  • 1978 Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1979 The van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
  • 1980 Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1981 De Librije, Zwolle and Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1982 Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem.
  • 1984 van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1985 Lens Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium and Galerie Tegenbosch, Eindhoven.
  • 1986 Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1987 Kunst RAI, Amsterdam (Wetering Galerie)en Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1988 Galerie Tegenbosch, Eindhoven, Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam, Amro-bank, Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam en Amro-bank, Coolsingel, Rotterdam.
  • 1992 Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1995 Association The Archipel, Apeldoorn.
  • 1996 Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 2001 Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.


  • 1976 11 Painters, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
  • 1978 Catalogue ``Pieter Stoop``, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
  • 1982 Catalogue`` Pieter Stoop``, Gemeentemuseum Arnhem. (A.A.P.) and ``Nieuwe schilderkunst``, akademie Arnhem Pers.
  • 1984 Catalogue ``Pieter Stoop`` van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Catalogue ``Rijksaankopen 1984`` and De nederlandse identiteit in de kunst na 1945 (Meulenhof).
  • 1985 BRT-television reportage Belgium.
  • 1986 Ooghoogte, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven en Rijksaankopen, 1986.
  • 1987 Schilderkunst in Noordbrabant na 1995 (p. 95-102) and catalogue ``Pieter Stoop`` , Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam.
  • 1988 Catalogue ``een collectie``, Amro-bank and catalogue ``Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie``.
  • 1991 The collection, Stadsgalerij Heerlen and catalogue Collectie A.M.C., Amsterdam.
  • 1999 Moderne Kunst``, Het Valkhof, Nijmegen.
  • 2002 Fontys Hogescholen, Tilburg.
  • 2003 Rijzend daglicht, Eindhoven.

Museum Collections[edit]

  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
  • Centraal Museum, Utrecht
  • Nijmeegs Museum, het Valkhof,
  • Noordbrabantsmuseum, 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Stadsgalerij Heerlen
  • Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede
  • Museum voor Religieuse Kunsten, Uden
Signature on the Backside, 1983

Public Collections[edit]

Private Collections[edit]

  • P.T.T.-collection
  • Collection ABN-AMRO-bank
  • Collection Bouwfonds
  • Stuyvesant-collection
  • AMC, Amsterdam
  • Collection Randstad
  • Collection Kon. Numico


  • Akademie voor beeldende kunsten, Arnhem
  • Akademie voor industrie en vormgeving, Eindhoven
  • Jan van Eyck-akademie, Maastricht
  • Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Tilburg.


  1. ^ Jacobs, P.M.J. Beeldend Nederland: biografisch handboek {2}, Tilburg: P.M.J. Jacobs, 1993, p. 438. All the specific biographical information comes from the same source.
  2. ^ Fuchs, Rudi. Pieter Stoop, Amsterdam: Wetering Galerie, 1987
The Backside of the painting, Without Title, 1983

External links[edit]

  • [1]
  • Pieter Stoop at Play BKR Eindhoven
  • BKRkunst, Netherlands: [2]
  • Galeries.nl, Netherlands: [3]
  • Galery Wetering Amstedam, Netherlands: [4]
  • Galery city of Heerlen, Netherlands: [5]
  • Galery Metzemaekers, Oirschot, Netherlands: [6]
  • Galery Dijkstra, Waalwijk, Netherlands: [7]
  • Galery Lineart 2009, Antwerp, Belgium: [8]
  • Wikipedia French: fr:Pieter Stoop
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands: [9]
  • Wikipedia nl Rudi Fuchs: nl:Rudi Fuchs
  • Le Krabbedans Eindhoven, Netherlands: [10]