Hendrik Bres was born in 1932 in the Hague in the Netherlands. Primarily a self-taught artist, he has attended drawing and printmaking classes at the Extension Department of the University of Alberta. Through the use of subtle colour, Bres achieves a wide variety of moods within the limits of similar kinds of landscapes. Although his landscapes are not all derived from particular locations, they nevertheless evoke Albertan scenes. By not restricting himself to specific places, he allows his imagination free play to combine landscape detail, light and space, achieving a description which is both convincing and intriguing.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.