One could say that Jeroen Krabbé (Amsterdam – the Netherlands, 1944) was born to be an artist. His grandfather Heinrich Martin Krabbé was a noted painter and member of the ‘Larense School’ at the beginning of the 20th century, his father Maarten Krabbé also dedicated his life to painting and was author of various publications on art education. In 1961 Jeroen Krabbé enrolled as student at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam, but switched to Drama School in Amsterdam after the first year of semesters. Where he graduated in 1965. The next decade his performing on stage – and as director – both in theatre and film brought him to meteoric fame as one of Holland’s most succesful and best regarded actors.