Six Paintings by Matthijs Roling
Matthijs Nicolaas Roling is a Dutch painter, active as graphic designer, wall painter, painter, draftsman, lithographer, pen artist, etcher, and academy lecturer. He is considered a kindred spirit of the 3rd generation of the Dutch Group of Figurative Abstraction. Röling is described as the “figurehead of contemporary figurative painting in the Netherlands.
Röling was educated at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague from 1960 to 1963, and at the Rijksacademiein Amsterdam in 1963-1964. His first museum exhibition took place in 1965 in the Drents Museum in Assen. In 1972 he became a lecturer at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, where he educated Peter Pander, Douwe Elias and Jan van der Kool. He also lectured at the Classical Academy for fine art in Groningen.