Ruud Becker, born in 1954 in Amsterdam, studied at the Graphic Art School in Amsterdam and at the Royal Academy of Art inThe Hague, where he lives and works. His speciality is: paintings in acrylic on canvas, and espe- cially linocuts in a printing process of many colours, often more than thirty. His work is figurative, narrative and slightly erotic in character.

Ruud Becker, finds his inspiration by the images and landscapes he encounters in daily life and the journeys he makes, which he saves and uses to visualize the story he wants to tell.

A story in which the 'woman' is usually central.

Ruud Becker's work is owned by the Municipality of The Hague, ING Bank, Forbo and many private individuals