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Vinus Van Baalen

1942-2012, Netherlands

Born in the Netherlands in 1942, Van Baalen’s art is described as a blend of realistic and abstract and a reflection of his Dutch roots.

Vinus Van Baalen

About Vinus Van Baalen 

Van Baalen was born in a small Dutch village in 1942 during World War II. He grew up observing the rebuilding after the war and from a young age he drew  images of what he observed in his life. His oil paintings have an unmistakable impressionist use of color. Growing up in a society that was rebuilding presented silent reminders and led to a slightly cynical expression. In 1964 he graduated from Graphic Arts College with a double major in Graphic Design and Management, and qualified for the Dutch Olympic Swimming Team.  

Van Baalen did not try to represent ‘real life.” His art has many recognizable facets, yet not necessarily in their normal context. Watercolor pen and ink art were considered his signature mediums.

Unfortunately Van Baalen died in 2012 due to bladder cancer.


Oil on canvas

Size (framed): 12″ x 16″

USD $ 1,950

Flat Hills

Oil on canvas

Size (framed): 24″ x 24″

USD $ 5,500

Troglodite by Vinus Van Baalen.


Oil on canvas

Size (framed): 27 1/2″ x 19 5/8″

USD $ 9,500

Shift by Vinus Van Baalen.


Oil on canvas

Size (framed): 24″ x 24″

USD $ 5,500

Black Hills by Vinus Van Baalen.

Black Hills


Mat Opening: 10″ x 15″

Size (framed): 16″ x 20″ 

USD $ 1,450

Black Sun by Vinus Van Baalen.

Black Sun


Pen and Ink, wash

Mat Opening:  5 1/8″ x 6 1/4″

Frame Size:  8″ x 10″


USD $ 1,275

Red Sun by Vinus Van Baalen.

Red Sun

Oil on canvas

Size (framed): 24″ x 24″

Professional wide aluminum frame

USD $ 6,500