Leo van Heijningen

Leo van Heijningen (1955) is an art historian and the gallery owner of Kunstzaal van Heijningen in The Hague. After studying art history in Leiden, he trained as a draughtsman and graphic artist at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

In this way he gained the insight that all good art grows out of 'ability' or in other words from a highly developed ability to design. To be able to paint you must also be able to draw. But technique alone is not enough; there must also be something in the painter's work that is difficult to grasp, and which we then call 'art'.

Van Heijningen's gallery is known for its presentations of contemporary art based on the perception of the world around us.

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Winner of Painting of the Year 2020!!

'Anna' from Berardino Rubini is the winner of Painting of the Year 2020!

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Update sales exhibiton at EuropArtFair

The special sales exhibiton of the 20 best paintings of Painting of the Year 2020 at the EuropArtFair 2021 in Amsterdam has been postponed together with the art fair.

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Winner Audience Award

Julanne Barry wins the Audience Award of Painting of the Year 2020 with her painting 'Joy'.

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Special Catawiki auction

All 20 finalists will get the possibility not only to exhibit their work at the EuropArtFair in Amsterdam, but also...

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Social media

Painting of the Year also has a Facebook page and an Instagram account.

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Color of the Year 2020

How could Painting of the year NOT use the Color for the year for it's website?

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