Jaap Berghuis, born (Jakob Albertus Victor Berghuis), on 15 August 1945 in the town of Smilde, Drente Province, in the Netherlands. Berghuis graduated Cum Laude in Interior Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam; followed by a degree in painting at the Ateliers '63 (now De Ateliers) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From 1969 to 1989 Jaap Berghuis exhibited with the renowned Art & Project Gallery in Amsterdam, with two exhibitions in 1974 and one in 1980 (see: Art & Project Bulletin 77, 79 & 118). Further exhibitions include the Atelier 11, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1973); Fundamental Painting, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1975); the 9th Biennale de Paris (1975); and Neue Malerei aus den Niederlanden, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joaneum, Graz, Germany (1980). A collection website was developed in 2014.