Jan Teunissen, born in 1949, grew up in Zeelst, in the south of The Netherlands near by Eindhoven. He lives and works in Best, also located in North Brabant. Initially, he followed a technical education and graduated as a business engineer. Until 2002, he did this alongside a job in business, after which he focused on painting. Jan Teunissen is a major autodidact and his work is characterized by a high level of reality and often somewhat mystical, clair-obscurious atmosphere. Still life with images of utensils and food such as bread and fruit. So lifelike, and basically no bigger than in real life, these paintings are such that they evoke comments and have ratings such as: "So real you would take a bite out of it.", "You can smell what fruit it's all about." or "Any moment a worm can crawl out of those pears." Studying many pieces of art from the old masters and experimenting with materials and subjects, gave Jan the ability to make realistic paintings in a responsible and artistic way.
The paintings of Jan Teunissen, beside at the Netherlands, have been exhibited and sold in countries such as Belgium, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, New Zealand, Oman, Taiwan and Qatar.
Jan Teunissen is a self-taught artist. Paintings by him - oil on panel - are a traditional way to create. The works are truthful painted, often in a classic, stylish atmosphere. A modern look is not shunned.
The artist brings a wide variety of subjects: still life, flowers, portraits, animals, and more.
Gallery Het Moment Zierikzee (NL)
Gallery Montulet Gouda (NL)
Taipei (WTCT) Taiwan
Cultural capital Europe Leeuwarden (NL)
New Place Artgallery Den Bosch (NL)
Ton Piepers Art & Gallery Weert (NL)
Museum Jan van der Togt Amstelveen
Art Innsbruck Innsbruck (Austria))
Kunstforum Würth Turnhout (Belgie)
Art Gallery Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam (NL)
Gallery Gold Calcutta (India)
Gallery France Beynac (Frankrijk)
Sheremetev palace St. Petersburg (Russia)
Art Fair s’hertogenbosch Den Bosch/Rosmalen
Artistik Galerie Amsterdam (NL)
Best Western Hotel Gouda (NL)