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John Baselmans

John H. Baselmans - Oracle

Born in May 20 of 1954,
Aalst (Waalre) the Netherlands
He is an Artist / Philosopher / Writer /Graphic Designer / Illustrator  who attended 
the "Graphic School (High school) " and "The Free Academy" in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Afterwards he attended several drawing courses 
such as Airbrush and Architectural Rendering in the U.S.A. 
His pen drawings are made in a combination of pen and ink, color pencils, 
watercolor pencils and soft pastel chalk. 
This technique, he developed, is unique and has been well received around the world.
In his career he has created thousands of drawings and illustrations.
He designed more than 200 stamps for the Post Office of the  Netherlands Antilles.
His paintings known as "One color relief paintings" are new around the world.
Nobody did this technique before!
He has presented his artwork in more than 56 exhibitions world  wide.
At the age of three he began to draw like every child, without any shyness.

His family: Baselmans (father) - Verhoeven (mother). Both of  them were creative.
His grandfather (father's side) was a textile designer like his father, 
but his father was also creative in many other areas.
They talked a lot about drawings and everything that was important for him to know about art. 
His grandfather (mother's side) was a man with a lot of hobbies 
and he did everything he wanted to do. 
John learned music (violin and piano) from him as well as photography  - development, painting, etc. 
He taught him "how to see" in order to create drawings and paintings. 
His grandfather died too soon for him and with his death his teacher was 
gone and John's world was empty and lonely (he thought).

The best thing that ever happened was around his 15th birthday.
When his father began to redraw an old drawing of his grandfather's.
Pen & Ink was not father's "forte". 
John observed him working with that medium on paper, and after many mistakes, 
he took father's pen out of his hand and made his first pen drawing. 
Six years later John made the "De Nachtwacht" (The Night Watch) of Rembrandt van Rijn.
From his father he learned woodcarving, clay, painting 
and a lot of other techniques that he still uses today. 

His books are well received and the briefings about health are
read by many people world wide.

Hobbies and others

Klaus Schulze - Kitaro -Deuter - Enigma - Tangerine dream -  Deuter - 
Pink Floyd - Deep Forrest - VanGelis - Jean Michelle Jarre - Carlos Santana.
Distance walking - Diving - Swimming

Other hobbies 
Gardening - Pets - Driving - Photography - Watching people - Read interesting books .

Newton - Spalding 

Matrix story 
No TV, alcohol or cigarettes

He never sits still!


He was married with Paulie for 22 years and who passed away in January 2004.
She stood all those years behind him.
A unique woman from whom he had learned a lot.

July 2005 he married Elsa.
An incredible woman with a big heart and a special soul.

Website information:
His "Complete website in art" is visited by over 15 million people last year.
Schools, teachers, artists and most important children 
visited the 800 pages with drawings, information and work.
You will find several styles that will certainly interest you.
He has one goal in his life: "Make a better world with art"

"An artist sees not only with his eyes but also with his heart and soul".



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