A central theme
Art is the central theme in the life of Tibo van de Zand. His father, the renowned sculptor Jits Bakker, was his tutor, Tibo never left his side during their many artistic journeys. No matter the weather condition, from freezing cold to extreme heat, the son of the famous sculptor was expected to create art. Jits Bakker grew up partly during the Second World War. The war left Tibo’s father with deep scars, yet has also been partly responsible for his tremendous will power and discipline. Tibo experienced a turbulent and unconventional childhood in the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium, where father and son also had workshops. Jits Bakker passed away in 2014, Tibo van de Zand now manages his entire oeuvre. Tibo’s style is best explained as fauvism, and contains unique usage of color and dynamic strokes. The artist is often inspired by natural beauty, the romance of ancient cities and the charisma of people. You will mosty find him in the monumental atelier ‘de kooi’ in the Netherlands and his atelier in Southern Spain.    
Education
2005 – 2009
  • HKU Academy of Arts Utrecht (NL). Faculty Art & Economics
  • Specialization: Visual Art & Design Management / creative entrepreneurship
  • Graduated summa cum laude in June 2009
Education
2003 – 2005
  • HKU Academy of Arts Utrecht (NL)/Faculty Visual Art & Design
  • Specialization: Fine Art
 
Profession
  • Chairman Jits Bakker Foundation
  • Owner JitsArt
  • Board member of provinciaal JitsArt museum, De Bilt
  • Artist and Art Economist
Exhibitions    

  • Museum De Casteelse Poort, City of Wageningen (2018-2019)
  • Jits Bakker Foundation De Bilt (2017-2018)
  • Galerie Kloosterput Doesburg (2012)
  • Furament arttriënnale Tervuren Belgium (2011)
  • Bilderberg hotel Wolfheze (2011 – 2012)
  • Kleyn Hartensteyn (2010)
  • Landgoed Montferland (2010)
  • ‘Europes finest’ Schloss Moyland resort GmbH (2010 – 2012)
  • Bilderberg hotel Wolfheze (2009)
  • Helldorfer Antiquair Rozendaal (2009)
  • Art fair De Bilt (2009)
  • Rijnstate hospital Arnhem (2009)
  • Waterberg Welfare Society, Maarn (2009)
  • Seen Art international (2008)
  • Ilha De Bilt (2008)
  • Chateau L’Affenage. Erezee Belgium (2007)
  • Grand hotel Opduin, De Koog-Texel (2005)
  • Dolce castle Vaalsbroek, Vaals (2005)
  • Gallery Hoopman, Amsterdam (2004)
  • Loulé city hall, Portugal (2003)
  • Apollo hotel Amsterdam (2003)
  • Art gallery Hoeve Rijlaarsdam, Nieuwkoop (2003)
  • Coesveld, Germany (2002)
  • Benalmadena city hall, Spain (2002)
   

Charity auctions
  • Ronald McDonald foundation (2013)
  • Waterberg Welfare Society, Maarn (2009)
  • UCF, de Lage Vuursche (2007)
  • NOTK, Nijmegen (2007)
  • Alzheimer foundation the Netherlands (2005 / 2006)
  • Hartenzorg foundation, Soestduinen (2004 / 2005 / 2006)
  • Red cross foundation, Kurhaus Scheveningen (2004)