Frank Leenhouts

Frank Leenhouts (Oostburg 1955, The Netherlands) is a Dutch painter specialising mainly in portraits but is also interested in a wide spectrum of other subjects such as landscapes, birds, and still life. His studios are in Sluis and Amsterdam. He studied from 1975 -79 at the 'Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten' in Ghent, and from 1980 - 81 at the 'Rijksakademie' in Amsterdam. He has lectured at the 'Wackers Akademie', Amsterdam, since 1990 In 1995 he was invited by the RVD (Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst) to make an etched portrait of HM Beatrix, Queen of The Netherlands, and in 2017 he received the first ‘Nederlandse Portretprijs’ (Dutch equivalent of the British National Portrait Gallery Competition) for his portrait ‘Govert van der P’. The jury was presided by Dr. Rudi Ekkart, former director RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague. Frank is a founding member of the ‘Nederlands Portretschap’, an art organisation whose aim it is to support and promote portraitists all over the Netherlands. He has carried out commissioned portraits in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, and Turkey.