Vos, Peter

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Vos, Peter Gender: M
Petrus Antonius Carolus Augustinus Vos
born on 15 September 1935 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07
Timezone LST m19e53 (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Koppejan
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°49' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°55 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°44'

Peter Vos
photo: Dijk, Hans van / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Dutch artist, graphic artist and illustrator.

Peter Vos (English: Peter Fox) became famous in the Netherlands for his fine graphic illustrations for a large number of books, magazines and magazines. With a recognizable handwriting he painted with a sharp eye and sense of humor, animals, typically birds, people and masked combinations of them ("metamorphoses").

He became the most valued illustrator of the Left Liberal weekly magazine "Vrij Nederland", that was the cradle of Dutch investigative journalism in the sixties and seventies. He was interviewed by newspapers and on television and had many adepts. But he was an such extreme perfectionist, that he threw away in his eyes "inferior" drawings before accepting a drawing. His many admirers were glad if they could save his thrown away paintings, having only one wrong line, but he wondered what they saw in it: "Als je het mooi vindt, mag je het hebben" he said.

In the documentary "Peter Vos - Vogelparadijs" of David de Jongh, many aspects of this genial artist are displayed. He identified himself with the "ugly" figure of Pulcinella of the Italian commedia dell'arte. You are not beautiful, was the message he had heard in his youth. He compensated for it by attaining tens at the Sint Bonifatiuslyceum at Utrecht, and became fascinated with the Greek and Roman mythology. He became an admirer and ardent searcher of the narrative poem "Metamorphoses" of the Roman poet Ovid, also called the "Books of Transformations". Though he had brilliant mind, was clever Lyceum student, he often said: "Het enige dat ik goed kan doen is tekenen" (the only thing I am good at, is drawing). And this was in his eyes 99% hard work and only 1% inspiration.

End summer Vos heard that he had incurable cancer. Her decided to marry his mate Saïda Lokhorst. He died 6 November 2010 in a bar in Utrecht of a heart attack.

Link to Dutch Wikipedia


  • business associate/partner relationship with Mulisch, Harry (born 29 July 1927). Notes: Illustrated "Kind en Kraai" of Peter Schat (Text: Harry Mulisch).
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Andriessen, Hendrik (born 17 September 1892). Notes: Sang in the church choir of Hendrik Andriessen, Louis Andriessen was his friend and he often stayed with the family.


  • Death of Mother 25 January 1951 (after a long disease)
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  • Work : End Major Project 15 June 1953 (Finished Lyceum with high scores)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 28 September 1953 (Student of art (Rjksacademie van beeldende kunsten))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released December 1953 (Illustrated "De kok van Marienbad" of poet Daan Zonderland)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 16 November 1965 in Utrecht (Anneke Bakkum, becomes stepfather of Kaj and Arne Wolraben, age 6 and 8)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 31 January 1967 (Son Sander born)
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  • Death of Sibling 7 August 1967 (Brother Paul Vos (1934-1967) dies of heart attack)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 13 November 1969 (Documentatry "De wereld van Peter Vos" by Hans Keller and Aad Nuis appeared on VPRO television)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates November 1975 (Moves from Utrecht to Amsterdam, relation with Anneke was broken, becomes depressive)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship February 1976 (Rents room in house of Renate Rubinstein, meets her neighbour the composer Peter Schat)
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  • Social : Begin Travel April 1977 (Shipped from Venice to Israel with Reuven Shekel and Gerard van Rooij, to draw birds in Eilat)
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  • Social : Begin Travel April 1978 (Traveleld again with Reuven Shekel to Eilat)
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  • Other Social 12 March 1982 in Amsterdam (Moved with lover Ninon le Grand (since early 1982) to the Milletstraat in Amsterdam)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 17 December 1982 in Amsterdam (Ninon le Grand)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates January 1985 in Amsterdam (Ninon le Grand asked for divorce)
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  • Health : Chronic illness February 1985 in Amsterdam (Starts drinking again (after 18 months of abstinence))
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship July 1986 (Starts affair with Saïda Lokhorst, summer 1986)
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  • Death of Significant person 16 November 1990 (Renate Rubinstein)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 1995 (heavy surgery spring 1995)
  • Work : Prize 26 April 1996 in Amsterdam (Knigthed: Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 26 September 1997 (becomes grandfather of Nina Philine Vos)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 9 September 2010 in Utrecht (Last exhibition, having incurable cancer.)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 24 September 2010 (Saïda Lokhorst, after living with hr since 1986.)
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Source Notes

Koppejan quotes BC in Beeldgids van de dierenriem.

ABC Peter Vos | Biografie contains a time-line.

Documentary: Peter Vos - Vogelparadijs


  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level
  • Traits : Personality : Perfectionist
  • Traits : Personality : Solitary/ Introvert
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (birds)