About Hans Broek
Hans Broek made his name internationally as a landscape painter in the mid-1990s. After studying in Utrecht and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, he left the Netherlands. Following in the footsteps of the 17th-century Haarlem painter Frans Post, he wanted to paint “new worlds”. In the USA, he painted panoramic landscapes in California and his home city of Los Angeles, depicting cinematic suspense, often at night or dusk. Later, in New York, he also created portraits and interiors. In 2021, he delivered impressive results with his research into the Dutch history of slavery at Museum De Pont.