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 on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.