About Matthijs

Matthijs Stam, Heemskerk 1963

Matthijs’ first known drawings are from ’64, when he wasn’t even two years old. These ‘early works’
already clearly showed that he was trained by his father, the artist and art teacher Jos Stam.
Matthijs mainly works in commission. He specializes in portraits, city-views and other large, storytelling
paintings in which a lot is revealed about the commissioners (and often also about their family and

His work is part of many collections, all over the world.

In 1999 Matthijs founded Galerie Atelier Stam, at the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Here he creates
and exhibits art together with a small but fine circle of other – Dutch and international – artists.