Robbert Fortgens is born 1960, and he has been painting since the age of 13. After high school, he studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam Field and was taught in subsequent years by Solomon Meir. During these years he became familiarized with various painting techniques and learned the craft of fine painting. He started working independently as a professional artist after studies, and he has since been exhibiting throughout the Netherlands. Fortgens is a versatile artist, whose artworks are included in many corporate and private collections, thus making him one of the famous painters in his country.