Sietse W. Jonker was born in 1972 in Bergum in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. As a boy, he drew much and with great enjoyment. This "falling in love" with the pencil and the brush continued, even after studying Economics. From 1991 to 1993, he studied Illustration. He continued his study of art at the academy of arts, "Minerva," Groningen, from 1993 to 1995.

Following this period of education, Sietse Jonker concentrated on the technical side of the art of painting and on the history of art. It was a time of muddling through; reading many books and visiting museums and galleries. This process continues to this present day.
At this moment Sietse Jonker lives and works in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.


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