Pieter Entrop (1955) was educated at the academy in Arnhem as a painter. He still lives and works in Arnhem. Immediately following his education, he spent several years in Africa. This turned out to be a significance influence on his work. In his sometimes monumental paintings the human form is also a major presence.In the eighties and nineties Pieter ran a well known realism gallery: Galerie Apunto, in Amsterdam. In the early nineties Pieter started trying his hand at entrepreneurship in several other ventures. For Pieter business and creativity are complementary: a necessary partnership even. He undertook many creative initiatives in business life and remained involved with the cultural scene in different guises. For instance: his involvement in organizing an edition of the Gelderse Biennale.