Peter Harskamp was born on the 28 of March 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam from 1968 till 1973, where he, beside his study in graphical techniques, came in contact with ceramics and sculpture. His first solo exhibition was held in 1975 and since then he has worked as an independent painter and sculptor. (See page: Curriculum Vitae)
Until 1985 there was - besides painting - a three-dimensional work of ceramic sculptures. Then he proceeded to make bronze sculptures.
His work has been shown throughout the years on even so many exhibitions in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, America (New York and Florida) and since 2012 annually in Taiwan. His works are included in business- and private collections around the world. There are regular (solo) exhibitions in several renowned galleries in the Netherlands and Germany, namely Gallery A-Quadraat at Vorden, Morren Galleries at Utrecht, Gallery Laimböck at Langbroek, Galerie Oocker at Heusden. Gallery In de Kerstraat at Arnhem and Kunsthaus Bühler at Stuttgart.
Up until today, his sculpture and his paintings kept on inspiring one another.
In 2005 a book about his work was published titled: 'Peter Harskamp and the curbing of the time'
In 2016 a second book was published: 'Peter Harskamp, painter - sculptor'.
Peter Harskamp lives and works in Gelderland, The Netherlands.