Born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1953, John has been rewarded some prestigious awards for his works. He was a member of the Georgina group of artists prior to moving to Alliston.
John started painting watercolour at the age of seventy-seven. He has some prior experience in industrial printing and lettering.
John is also still very active as a board member in the not-for-profit housing in York Region and in mission both in Canada and in other parts of the world. John wrote a book on the immigration to Canada in the '50's and enjoyed travelling with his wife Doris.
His works may be obtained by direct contact or in exhibitions in and around the area.
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