Hartwigs artistic fascination lives in the world between visual reality and illusion. His work shows an atmosphere with fragments of color; warm light, cool reflections and sometimes the presence of human figures. An interpretation of reality.  Many sections of the paintings are rendered in a largely abstract style. When zooming in on the painting’s details, the image falls apart into abstract areas of color.

Besides autonomic paintings, Peter Hartwig made large-scale ceiling and wall paintings, on both independent and commissioned projects with companies as ING Bank and Holland America Line Cruise Ships.

Peter Hartwig | Painter

Grand Café, 80x160cm, Oil on Canvas

Dublin, 80x140cm, Oil on Canvas

West Highland, 80x120cm, Oil on Canvas

Nacional, 90x120cm, Oil on Canvas

Siësta, 80x160cm, Oil on Canvas

Kreta, 100x100cm, Oil on Canvas

Paris, 80x120cm, Oil on Canvas

The Waitress, 50x50, Oil on Panel

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2006 – 2018

“Realism”, Art Fair, PTA Amsterdam, Mokum Gallery 
“PAN Amsterdam” and “KunstRAI Art Amsterdam”, Art Fair, Mokum Gallery


Zofier Gallery, Workum, NL

European Capital of Culture for the year 2018, Leeuwarden, NL, Frisian Gallery
Publication: “Internationale Kunst Heute – 2018”
Presented on the artfair ARTMUC in Munich


Mokum Gallery, Amsterdam, with Pedro Escalona
Art Breda, Art Fair, Breda, NL

Pushkin State Museum, Moskou, Sovjet Union: “The Magic of Dutch Realism”

Chikabee Art-Galleries, De Haan, Belgium.  
Drents Museum, Assen, “Figuratie Nu”, 50 years Mokum Gallery, Amsterdam



Museum of Art, Seoul National University (MoA), South Korea
Publication:  “Dutch Magic Realism: Past toward Contemporary”
Publication: “50 years Mokum Gallery”, Amsterdam

Museum “De Buitenplaats”, Eelde, NL
Museum “Henriëtte Polak””, Zutphen, NL

“Drents Museum”, Assen, NL
Publication:  “Art at the UMCG”, selected works from the art collection of the University  Medical Center Groningen, NL
Publication:  “Het liefdevolle oog”, Museum Henriëtte Polak and ING


“Realismo Olandese”, Palazzo Leone da Perego, Legnano, Milano, Italy ING Collection Publication:  “Realismo Olandese”


Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Nantucket (USA), Mokum Gallery 
ING Collection, Vlissingen, NL 
Publication:  “Of course Dutch Figurative Art 1970-2010”, Publisher Waanders/ING/Drents Museum

The National Arts Club, New York, “New Dutch Realism”
Evansville Museum of Art and History (USA), Mokum Gallery 
Publication: “Art in the Office”, International ING Collection

Retrospective Exhibition at “Drents Museum”, Assen, NL
Publication:  “Peter Hartwig, Reflections, Paintings”, Assen 2005

Born 19th of May 1963
Academy of Art  “Minerva”, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Working together with Mokum Gallery Amsterdam,
since 1987