Nard Kwast

Classical master painter

Nard Kwast

Classical master painter

Nard Kwast (1973) was born and raised in the North of the Netherlands.

He lives and works in the Netherlands and Belgium. His talent for drawing developed at a very early age and even as a teenager he discovered his love for the old 17th century masters. Nards decision to take private lessons and teach himself in the classical painting techniques arose from a great passion.
In the last few decades he has created his unmistakable style, which refers to the masters of the 17th century and which he continues to develop further. He is constantly learning and loves passing on his knowledge in teaching masterclasses.

Nard is a sought-after artist of our time who has a knowledge that is characterized by a great understanding of classical painting and crafts.

Nard is known for the Dutch TV programs “Project Rembrandt” where he became a finalist, “Het Geheim van de Meester” (The Secret of the Master) where he contributed to the life-size reconstruction of the Night Watch in the Rijksmuseum, winning the TV program “De Nieuwe Vermeer” where he brings a missing Vermeer painting to life and his 2023 interview with The New York Times.

His work is found in private collections worldwide.

Detail of the study of the Jewish bride Rembrandt van Rijn.