Welcome to the digital archive of Eduard Heijmans

This website has been created in order to provide continued attention to the work of Eduard Heijmans (1912-1972) for interested people both inside and outside The Netherlands.
The website offers an accurate overview of his oeuvre both as an artist and as a poet. The work of Eduard Heijmans was presented in (solo) expositions all over the world and much of it is owned by museums and private collectors.


Eduard Heijmans started painting landscapes, portrets and still lifes in 1956. From 1958 on he abandoned the visible reality and started painting abstracts, often with geometric designs. From 1966-1969, he worked with oils on various types of surfaces. The latter works are characterized by "figurative symbolism".

materie op doek/mixed media

materie op doek, mixed media

From 1959 thru 1965 he became an important proponent of material painting, working with a diverse array of materials, such as gravel, sand, cork, ash, jute, rope and even bones. Eduard Heijmans achieved national and international success with his unique assemblages.


In the last of his series, African reliefs (1970-1972), Eduard Heijmans mounted original African masks, statues, musical instruments and various antique objects on old oak panels.