About the Artist

Born in Singapore in 1951, Reinoud Brandt spent his childhood in Indonesia and the Netherlands. He moved to Rye, New York, with his family in 1969. While in the United States, he attended Hope College and Grand Valley State College in Michigan, where he earned a B.A. in art.

After returning with his wife to the Netherlands in 1982, Reinoud began a small art business by seeking commissions to draw private homes. The business was quickly expanded to include sketches of historic buildings all over the Netherlands, Europe, and the United States of America.

An admirer of the nostalgic styles of American illustrator Norman Rockwell and Dutch illustrator Anton Pieck, Reinoud combines nostalgia with realism in his distinctive pen-and-ink style.

The Reinoud Brandt Collection, now numbering over 1500 drawings of historic buildings and monuments, is marketed framed in different sizes and sold in hundreds of local art and gift shops.