Jacques Tange

Painter | The Netherlands

Jacques Tange was born in Vlissingen in 1960. He spent most of his childhood drawing, painting, working on depth, precision and perspective. From the age of fourteen he cherished the dream of becoming a professional artist.

“I want people to find their own idea with the artwork and that they do not adopt my perception but my appreciation for the craftsmanship.”


Born in Vlissingen, The Netherlands, in 1960, Jacques Tange knew from an early age he wanted to become a professional artist. He was educated at the Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. 

Inspired by the illuminated handwritings of the middle ages, he uses his own imagination and humour in present-day themes. The ornamentation and his typical use of bright colours are applied with the use of archetypes and methaphors. Tange is a creator of a world which is as recognisable as it is strange. What is shown to us is a closed world. 

The use of intimate, soft light creates a characteristic atmosphere. His works show a well balanced composition which is made both by object and colours. Recognisable themes regulary return in his artistic work about the relationship between man and woman, the urban jungle and the isolation of the human being. 

Tange has been exhibited in many countries and features in many collections and publications internationally. He became national artist of the year in 2005. 

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Solo exhibitions (past 5 years)


OpenArtExchange, Schiedam


Fundation Sebastian, Mexico-city

UANL Museo Martha Chappa Monterrey, Mexico

Museo Del PalacioAntigio Monterrey, Mexico

UAM, Mexico-city


Dockgallery, Rotterdam

Las Palmas Oceanfront, Mexico

Gallery Jabelle, Schiedam

Willy Wonka Museum, Middelburg


Kunsthuis, Leiden

Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam

Gallery Sille, Oudewater  

Gallery Jabelle, Schiedam

Kunst10daagse, Bergen


Gallery Jabelle, Schiedam

Excellent Art Gallery, Utrecht


Art350 Istanbul, Turkey

Art350 Ankara, Turkey

Galerie Ludwig Trossaert Antwerpen, Belgium

Galerie und Auctionhaus am Kettwiger Tor Essen, Germany


Art fairs

  • Kunst Rai Amsterdam
  • Art Amsterdam
  • Art Rotterdam
  • Prima Vera
  • Bienale Saint Jean de Monts France
  • Bienale Florence Italy
  • Line Art Gent Belgie
  • Kunstweek Utrecht, Rotterdam
  • Holland Art Fair Den haag
  • Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
  • Pan Amsterdam
  • Artevent Antwerpe, Dortmunt
  • Geaf Hilversum
  • Art fair Naarden-Vesting
  • Kunst op de brink Laren 
  • Tefaf Maastricht
  • AF’s-H Den Bosch
  • Art Laren
  • Art Noord Brabant

Group exhibitions


Art Revolution, Taipei

X-Power gallery, Taipei

Get Art Museum, Taipei

Art Laren, Laren

Gallery Sille, Oudewater 


Gallery Sous-Terre 


Art Revolution, Taipei

X-Power Gallery, Taipei

Get Art Museum, Taiwan

Po Gallery, Taipei

Warnars & Warnars, Naarden

Musiom, Amersfoort  


Museum Breda, Breda

The Gallery,The Haque

Gallery Frame and Art, Bergen op Zoom

Gallery Sille, Oudewater

Galerie und Auctionshaus am Kettwiger Tor, Essen

Waarkunst, Drenthe 


Museum Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom

Museum Slot, Zeist

Galerie Lijn3, Geersdijk 


Advocatententoonstelling Galerie Jabelle, Schiedam

AquaArtis Gallery, Amsterdam


Prima Vera, Rotterdam

NietNetjes, Galerie Jabelle, Schiedam

Korenbeurs Schiedam

AFAF Den Bosch


  • Nomination Artist of the year 2013/14/15
  • Kunstenaar van het jaar 2005/6
  • Publieksprijs 2004 Leiden atelierroute
  • Finalist kunstenaar van het jaar 2004-2007
  • Love in Art Londen Art selection 2004
  • Artist of the year election (2th place and most prommissing artist of the year 2003
  • VSB Publicsprize (1996)


  • The garden of Eve [oktober 2010, Art Criticus Jan Donia]
  • Woordenboek van de Platte Taal, 2008 [dictionary]
  • Poems Jaqcues Tange book with poems, 2005
  • ‘We re all in love’, 2003 (Hans Paalman (former-director Stedelijk Museum Schiedam) en Vincent Botella


Public collections (selection)

  • Musiom, Amersfoort
  • Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
  • Villa Merckel Stedelijk Museum Esslingen am Neckar (Duitsland)
  • Bonnefanten museum Maastricht, Museum Dordrecht
  • Museum Slovenië
  • Italy Udine
  • Gemeente Schiedam
  • Artotheken – Kunstcentra (Schiedam, Rotterdam, Zoetermeer, Den Haag, Haarlem, Utrecht, Groningen, Drenthe)
  • Hogeschool Amsterdam

Goodwill and auctions

  • Liliane Foundation
  • War child
  • Paz Hollandez Foundation
  • Rode Kruis
  • Poetry International
  • Friends of Sophia Hospital
  • Save the childeren
  • Elephant parade
  • Sociale Sofa
  • Clini Clowns
  • Art for Water
  • Ronald Mac Donald
  • Jack Rabbit Foundation
  • Paliter
  • Kika
  • Elephandparade
  • SOS Kinderdorpen
  • Sothebys London, and many other institutions