ben haggeman

(wichmond, nl, 1940)

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ben haggeman has followed the fashion training at the art academy in arnhem (nl), with elly lamaker.

he initially worked as a designer, after training in maastricht (nl) he became a costume designer.

he did this for various theater companies throughout the netherlands.

ben is a free artist from the early 80s.

ben haggeman is best known for his ‘free’ buildings, the gothic cathedrals and (since 2010 after traveling through eastern turkey) the special, more traditional wooden houses.

in addition to these buildings, landscapes, trees and mythical and fabulous subjects are given their own interpretation.

not only on paper, but also in relief objects and on glass.

his technique, described as ‘painted drawings’, usually consists of applying drawings layer by layer, in a mixture of ink, acrylic and oil paint.

because this mixture is applied with a lot of water, the works get a watercolour-like effect.

the glass objects also have such a drawing as a basis.

in 2018 ben worked exclusively on an assignment for two large drawings and a screen print for akzonobel (now: nouryon) frankfurt (germany).

in addition to all the figurative work, ben haggeman has been making geometric or constructivist drawings since his academy.

the origin of these drawings is most likely in the design of patterns for clothing.

from 2018 onwards, ben is increasingly making geometric work.

often in a small format.

ben haggeman

born in 1940 in wichmond, the netherlands

lives and works in arnhem, the netherlands


1968-1973 university of the arts, arnhem, the netherlands

1979-1980 jan van eijk academy, maastricht, the netherlands

1979 sommerakademie, salzburg, austria

various private lessons

disciplines: drawings, painted drawings, screen printing, glass


solo and group exhibitions in the netherlands in many places, including amsterdam, apeldoorn, arnhem, doesburg, groningen, maastricht, velp, vorden and zeist.

gallery 9 presents his work since 2019:

2024 presentation at ‘art on paper amsterdam 2024‘ in gashouder, westergas, amsterdam

2023 summer exhibition in the gallery

2023 presentation at ‘kunstrai | art amsterdam’ in europahal, rai amsterdam

2023 solo exhibition in the gallery

2023 spring exhibition in the gallery

2023 presentation at ‘art on paper amsterdam 2023‘ in gashouder, westergas, amsterdam 

2023 winter exhibition in the galerie

2022 spring exhibition in the gallery

2021 summer exhibition in the gallery

2020 summer exhibition in the gallery

2019 duo exhibition together with simon haringa in the gallery

2019 summer exhibition in the gallery


work by ben haggeman is included in various private collections and company collections.


2018 akzonobel (now nouryon) frankfurt am main, germany.