Lucien van Oosten

Singing Frog 2006 | 5x7 colored artist markers | 129.14.10



Summer Meadow 2013 | 9x7 ccolored artist markers | 128.14.10
Frog Sitting 2011 | 5x7 colored artist markers | 127.14.10


Nude on Pier 2007 | 8x5 colored artist markers | 130.14.10

Lucien F.A. van Oosten was born on the island of Java, Indonesia of Dutch parents. During the Socialist uprising in Indonesia, at the age of two, his parents were forced to leave the Islands and move to The Netherlands. After living in The Netherlands for five years, they immigrated to America in 1957. Once in the United States, his family took residency in the community of Pasadena, located in Southern California. Lucien became a naturalized citizen in 1968. Lucien and his wife live in Glendora, which is nestled at the base of the beautiful foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California.

Lucien’s command of both the chroma and chromatic techniques are eloquently depicted in the beautiful pieces of artwork he has created. Lucien is proficient in pencil, colored pencil, pen/ink and mixed media drawing techniques. One of his favorite styles of drawing is pointillism. Lucien uses this technique and others to create subject study sketches from which he creates his paintings. 

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