Lex Heilijgers was born in Driebergen, the Netherlands, in 1949 and has been living in Utrecht since 1975. He is largely autodidact but also received training at Artibus, the Academy of visual arts in Utrecht, and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.
After a successful period with many exhibitons, years of severe stagnation in his work followed. In 2005 Lex has started working in a large and very inspiring studio in Driebergen, some 16 km away from Utrecht. He works quietly and in private on a fresh and representative collection.
Since July 2015 Lex is represented by Agora Gallery, New York City. For his profile, see artisspectrum.
gallery Coninck (Amersfoort, 1985-1994), society Kunstliefde (Utrecht), Anna Paulownahuis (Soest), gallery Besselaar Hedendaagse Kunst (Utrecht), and elsewhere.
2015 Agora Gallery, New York City, group exhibition, 1-22 December
2016 Galleria360, Florence, Italy, group exhibiton New Art, 8 January - 2 February, opening video, New Art and brochure
2016 International Prize Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Borghese Palace, 29th January