Born in the Netherlands, Frits became interested in art at an early age. He became a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists at age fifteen. Self-taught with no formal art school training, Hoendervanger is well known in Michigan, other states and Canada. He has received numerous awards for his paintings and is represented in many public and private collections including the Michigan Governor's mansion and the collection of former President Gerald R. Ford. His mural depicting the history of the Grand Rapids Press is in the process of being moved from the Grand Rapids Press Building to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. In 2011, Frits won the Grand Prize in The Artist's Magazine's annual All Media Competition. The winning painting was his entry from Artprize 2010. In ArtPrize 2012, Frits won 3rd place for his painting, "Rebirth of Spring." The following year, he was commissioned to paint a 25' mural for a new Veteran's facility in Battle Creek, which was praised by Governor Rick Snyder at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Veteran's Day in 2013.
Frits's ArtPrize Entries
These are Frits's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Frits's Past Work
These are images of past work that Frits has done.