Eric van der Vlugt Studio
Oils either on panel or canvas, and drawings on paper
Eric van der Vlugt
6 E.15th Street, Barnegat Light, NJ 08008
4702 Springfield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 10143
Studio visits welcome by appointment:
Eric was born in The Netherlands and grew up in Laren (N.H.),a village made famous by the “Larensche School” of landscape painters (e.g.JozefIsraels and Anton Mauve). Following on this early inspiration, Eric studied traditional printmaking techniques at Atelier Mashuff in Brussels, Belgiumbefore continuing at Philadelphia College of Art, where he graduated with a BFA in printmaking. Today, Eric’s studio practice is primarily focused on drawing and painting.
His prints are in the permanent collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia among others. His paintings are in private collections as well as in the collection of Thomas Jefferson University -a commissioned faculty portrait of Doctor Behrend (a tradition dating back to Thomas Eakins). His work has been shown in national juried exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, University of the Arts, and he has won numerous awards such as 'best in show' in the Fleisher Art Memorial spring annual, the Long Beach Island Arts Foundation’s annual plein air show, and the annual Masonic Library and Museum show. Eric exhibits his work in the U.S. and The Netherlands.
Eric has taught at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), West Chester University and Philadelphia College of Art.