Leo van den Ende, painter of the Dutch landscape, was born in 1939 in The Hague as the son of painter Henk van den Ende. In 1959 and 1960 he lived in Paris and moved with his father to Fontainebleau, cradle of the impressionism of the Barbizon School. At the age of 34 he met Alex Rosemeier, one of the last representatives of the Leiden School, including Chris van der Windt, A.J. van Driesten and Willem van der Nat. They had a preference for painting outside. Rosemeier became his teacher and together they went out into nature to paint the landscape. They were especially interested in the area around Nieuwkoop and Noorden. Van den Ende was also fascinated at a young age by the flowering Dutch bulb fields, which he often painted. He is best known to the general public for his 63-metre-long Panorama of the Flower Bulb Region in Voorhout, which he worked on for almost fourteen years and for which he was rewarded with his appointment as Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.