1904 - 1981
Gerard Victor Alphons (Gé) Röling was a Dutch painter and graphic artist. He painted in the Naturalist style and was influenced by Realist painters such as Raoul Hynckes and the methods and techniques of the old Dutch painters from the 15th and 16th century. He made his own paint, which he mixed with hand-made oils. Only his daughter, Marte Röling, has the key to his recipes, which he wrote down in a secret language. From 1939 to 1969, he was a teacher at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Academy of Fine Arts) in Amsterdam, where he himself studied from 1927 until 1931. There, he taught among others Corneille and Karel Appel. He specialised in portraits, landscapes and still lives.