“I paint to live and I live to paint “
- Henricus Rol was born in 1906 and died in 1992 in Noorden, the Netherlands. He was the son of Cornelis Rol and his working years where from 1928 until 1992. As an illustration artist he worked together with his father on the Dutch famous “Verkade albums” published by the “Verkade” company. Henricus studied at the “Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten” in The Hague, The Netherlands”. He worked in Amsterdam, The Hague, Voorburg en Noorden. He worked as an illustrator, a painter, a graphic artist and he restored paintings. Henricus also made portraits of the Dutch Queens Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix and all three posed for him. He also painted a lot of animals in Artis, A famous Zoo in the Netherlands.
- Recurring topics in his work where: animals, portraits, flowers and plants.
A book was published about Henricus Rol since he was a remarkable person and artist: