Sculptor, painter and graphic artist, Amsterdam 1948
Both literature and the classical themes in art history are an important source of inspiration for Ronald Tolman. The joy of creating is paramount. First and foremost Ronald Tolman aims to make his art accessible and comforting.
In 2009 he added a successful picture book to his oeuvre. A picture book that he made together with his daughter Marije. The book was awarded with the International Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2009, Italy, electing it as the most beautiful picture book of the world. In Belgium a nomination for the Golden Owl follows and in The Netherlands ‘The Tree House’ wins the Golden Brush. In the course of 2011 various prizes were granted in Flanders, USA, Austria and Germany.