Adrian deRooy – Artist

Adrian deRooy is an internationally acclaimed artist, born in Brunsuum, Holland.

Adrian deRooy


At the age of 5, at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam he was mesmerized by what he saw. The personal vision and creative process began. The delicate light, the shadows, the varying moods, the bold and vibrant colors, all captured his imagination. All the paintings seemed to have this incredible inner glow.

His family came to Canada, where he studied and graduated from the OCADU. He is classically trained and influenced by the old masters of his homeland, such as Franz Halls and Rembrandt. He is also influenced by abstract painter Willem de Kooning and is a great admirer of Pop artist Andy Warhol.

When his painting “The Bear Bull Brawl” was published in New York, it became the mainstay image for stockbrokers all across the land and put Adrian’s name on the proverbial map.

Adrian loves to experiment with different styles, and is fascinated by how they meld and evolve; this is paramount to grow and become unique. Classic meets abstract meets avant-garde.

Adrian’s paintings can be found in corporate and private collections internationally. And for those looking to buy Adrian deRooy’s original artwork online in Canada, click below or call now!

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