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Rien Poortvlietartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsman • sculptorSchiedam 1932-1995 Soest

biography of Rien Poortvliet

Rien Poortvliet, made famous for his Gnome books, was a skilled and clever draftsman and painter of animals in the wild. Starting out as a book illustrator, he made albums from the 1970s with only drawings and watercolors of birds and other forest animals, clarified with a short text. He called them 'Kijkboek' (Look book): large-format educational plate works in which certain subjects were portrayed in all their aspects. His animal images were preceded by thorough preliminary studies and long-term observations in nature. Poortvliet strived to make his paintings, drawings and watercolours a story in themselves. He therefore called himself a 'drawing storyteller'. In 1992 the Rien Poortvliet Museum was opened in Middelharnis, entirely devoted to his work.


for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by Rien Poortvliet


Rien Poortvliet | Rabbit in cage, charcoal and ink on paper, 50.0 x 64.8 cm, zonder lijst

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Rabbit in cage

Rien Poortvliet | Keeping an eye on the traffic, charcoal and ink on paper, 50.0 x 64.8 cm

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Keeping an eye on the traffic

Rien Poortvliet | Chickens in a run, charcoal and ink on paper, 49.4 x 64.8 cm

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Chickens in a run

Rien Poortvliet | Two figures, watercolour on paper, 35.2 x 27.7 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Two figures


previously for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by Rien Poortvliet


Rien Poortvliet | Hunting fox in a snowy landscape, oil on canvas, 60.4 x 79.9 cm, signed l.l. and without frame

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

Hunting fox in a snowy landscape

Rien Poortvliet | Fox in forest landschape, oil on canvas, 50.4 x 65.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '72

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

Fox in forest landschape

Rien Poortvliet | Hunter with pheasants, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 70.2 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

Hunter with pheasants

Rien Poortvliet | Young deer in the snow, oil on panel, 50.2 x 70.2 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

Young deer in the snow

Rien Poortvliet | A deer in the forest, acrylic on paper, 29.4 x 41.9 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

A deer in the forest

Rien Poortvliet | Two deer, oil on canvas, 50.2 x 69.9 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

Two deer

Rien Poortvliet | Foxes in a snow-covered landscape, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

Foxes in a snow-covered landscape

Rien Poortvliet | Grouse pair, bronze, 19.5 x 22.5 cm

Rien Poortvliet

statue • sculptuur • previously for sale

Grouse pair

Rien Poortvliet | Unnecessary to ask if spring is coming.., ink and watercolour on paper on board, 36.6 x 51.0 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Unnecessary to ask if spring is coming..

Rien Poortvliet | The owl, watercolour and gouache on paper, 29.9 x 24.1 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The owl

Rien Poortvliet | A Jay feeding it's young, ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, 24.0 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A Jay feeding it's young

Rien Poortvliet | Two deers, print on canvas, 32.0 x 25.5 cm, signed l.r.

Rien Poortvliet

painting • previously for sale

Two deers


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