Fons Haagmans (Schinnen, 1948) is one of the protagonists of painting from Limburg and the Netherlands. He has had a great influence on the Dutch art scene and on younger generations of artists. Over his long career, he has proved that painting lends itself equally well to abstract work and to figurative representation. In the 1980’s, Haagmans gained international fame for his monochrome paintings that depict rhythmic series of motifs and numbers. Later in his career, he focused increasingly on representing the world around him and reflecting on it.

Image: Fons Haagmans, Jäger, 2008. Credits: Fons Haagmans