About Me

An American painter in the Netherlands.

I am an American living and working for many years in the silvery light and rich artistic heritage of the Netherlands. I was honored by the Dutch government who extended me permanent residency status on the basis of my cultural importance to the country in 2002.

Following four years of study at the National Academy and the Art Students League of NY on scholarship an accidental meeting with a Dutchman in New York in 1980, led to a triple portrait commission in the Netherlands the following year.  Since that time my work has been included in many corporate collections, most notably The ING Bank Collection and has been exhibited in many international Art Fairs including TEFAF, FIAC and the Armory in New York. Gallery Borzo in Amsterdam and the Dillon Gallery in New York have represented me for many years. My resume can be found here (PDF).

Contact Michael Ryan

Palmdwarsstraat 15
1015 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

email: blackbear8@planet.nl
website: www.mryan.nl
instagram: michaelryan_artist

Phone: +31-(0)20-3373808


ING Collection www.ing.com
Sara Rajaei www.sarajaei.com
Borzo Gallery www.borzo.com
Galeries.nl www.galeries.nl
Drents Museum www.drentsmuseum.nl