Jos van den Berg (b. 1948, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) painting techniques were strongly influenced by the Hague artist Hendrik Raab, in whose studio he worked at the end of the 1960s. Although uneasy to define his style, his colorful works lean to those of the European avant-garde artists (CoBrA) with a strong expression of simplicity and innocence. Van den Berg’s affection for ethnic art is reflected in the shapes and colors of his works, he drew his inspirations from his obsessive love for Southeast Asia and South Africa where he has visited many times. His rough brush- and knife strokes created impasto texture and layers for the paintings. Van den Berg’s works are collected by the State Collection of the Netherlands (De Rijkscollectie).