Herman Brood

Zwolle 1946 - Amsterdam 2001

Hermanus Brood was a singer, art painter, pianist, actor and poet. Brood had a distinguished singing voice and musical diversity. He was the Dutch embodiment of the so called Sex, drugs and rock-‘n-roll.

Herman Brood started painting in 1985. He always worked in large scales with bright colours, inspired by Cobra Museum, graffiti art and the way children draw.

His use of primary colours originated mainly on his needs, he was colour-blind. He often applied some text or slogans to his paintings, as well as his autograph which is one of the main aspects of his art.

Herman Brood Paintings

Brood always worked with lightning speed and produced over 5000 paintings during his lifetime. The first retrospective of his work was exhibit in 2002 in the Cobra-museum, after he passed away.

 Jan Donia, critic of avant-garde art, regards the artist Herman Brood as an intriguing and unique phenomenon in the Dutch visual arts, a modern legend and a lonely talent.

After his career in music, Herman Brood turned to painting and became a well-known artist in Amsterdam art circles. His art has always been described as pop-art, full of colours and graffiti-inspired. His success and notoriety came specially from his murals in different public spaces in and around Amsterdam.

He continued to remain in the public eye, by appearing in the media with some biographical films such as Rock’n’Roll Junkie or Wild Romance.

Herman Brood Original Paintings

  • Oh God Oh God (1995) painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Gun Gun painting by Herman Brood
  • Clock painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Herman + Xandra 1/2 painting by Herman Brood
  • Plane on Yellow painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Coach painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Brrr painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Herman + Xandra 2/2 painting by Herman Brood
  • Dunk painting by Herman Brood
  • Man with horse painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • David the guitar manOut of stock
  • Crashing Plane painting by Herman Brood
  • Purple Haze painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Grand Prix II painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Take me to the cross (1998) painting by Herman Brood
  • Queen IV painting by Herman Brood & EspenOut of stock
  • The People (1989) painting by Herman Brood
  • Queen I painting by Herman Brood & EspenOut of stock
  • Queen II painting by Herman Brood & EspenOut of stock
  • Deep painting by Herman Brood
  • Levenshunker painting by Herman Brood
  • The Face sculpture by Herman Brood
  • Love painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Orchestra (imitation) painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Who let the dogs out painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Me (1998) painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Effe Praten painting by Herman Brood
  • Going to the city painting by Herman Brood
  • Iced painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Hips painting by Herman Brood
  • Broodrooster painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Als ze zich maar wassen painting by Herman Brood
  • Man and Woman (1998) painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • In love painting by Herman BroodOut of stock
  • Queen III painting by Herman Brood & EspenOut of stock
  • Grand Prix painting by Herman BroodOut of stock