1941 Born, Delft, The Netherlands
1954/1957 Technische School voor Delft en omstreken Getuigschrift instrumentmaker
1963/1966 Staatliche Kunst und Werkschule Pforzheim, D
Staatlich geprüfter Gestalter Fachrichtung Einzelschmuck

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)
1969 Galerie R.G., Curacao
1971 Galerie Tietz-Odenwalt, Hamburg, D
1973 Stedelijk Museum 'De Volle Maan', Delft, NL
          Galerie Riekje Swart, Different Information, Amsterdam, NL
1977 Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, NL
1978 Galerie Orez Mobiel, Series of 10 exhibitions, The Hague, NL:
           Towards the liberation of drawings
1981 Galerie Orez Mobiel, The Hague, NL
1984 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
1984 Galerie Orez Mobiel, The Hague, NL (met J.J. Schoonhoven)
1985 Galerie RA, Ornamentum humanum, Amsterdam, NL
1987 Stedelijk Museum 'Het Prinsenhof', Beyond Reach, Delft, NL
           Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
1988 Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
           Galerie Philip Debray, Riihimåki, F
1989 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
1990 Helen Drutt Gallery, New York, USA
1991 Studuio Ton Berends, The Hague, NL
1992 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
          Galerie Spectrum, Munich, D
1993 Galerie Spectrum, Munich, D
          Galerie Contacto Directo, Lisbon, P
1994 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
          Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, F
1995 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
1996 Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
1997 Galerie Slewe, Een familiaire verzameling sieraden en berging, in opdracht
          van Hein en Ria
           Slewe ter gelegenheid van hun 40-jarig huwelijk, Amsterdam, NL
1998 Galerie Louise Smit, Kortsluiting, Stripverhaal i.s.m. Boris Claassen,
           Amsterdam, NL
1999 Galerie Slavik, Vienna, A
           Schmuckmuseum, Leeres Haus, Pforzheim, D
           Bayerische Kunstgewerbe Verein, Leeres Haus, Munich, D
2000 Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Leeres Haus, Hanau, D
           Kunsthal, Leeres Haus, Rotterdam, Nl
2001 Musei Civici di Padova, Casa vuota, Padova, I
          Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
          Galleria Claudio Zanettin, La Ruota Antoichità, curator Graziella
           Folchini Grassetto,
            Porto Rotondo, Sardinie, I
2003 Galerie Louise Smit, KunstRai 2003, Bello in Padova, Amsterdam
2004 Stedelijk Museum CS, Metallic Yellow, Gold for Robert Smit, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, curator Graziella Folchini Grassetto,
          Studio GR 20, Padova,
2008 Galerie Louise Smit, Madonna delle Dolomiti, Amsterdam, NL
           Klimt02|Gallery, Madonna delle Dolomiti, Barcelona, ES
           Gallery YU, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Schmuck, Klassiker der Moderne, Munich, D
2011 Design Miami, with Galerie Caroline van Hoek
2013 Gallery Locus Solus, The present is the result of the past, with Henk Peeters
           and Robert Smit, Antwerp, B
           Villa Bengel, Robert Smit- Golden Years, From the Light of Delft to
           the Sparkle of the Dolomites, Idar Oberstein, D
2014 Galerie Caroline van Hoek, 'Letters to Madonna delle Dolomiti', Brussels, B
          Musei Civici agli Eremitani, Padova, I. Curated by Graziella Folchinini Grassetto
          Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Hochheim, D - In honour to the Goldener Ehrenring
2014 Galerie De Zaal, Delft, NL
2015 Maurer Zilioli – Contemporary Arts, Munich, D

AWARDS
1967 Bayerischen Staatspreis Munich, D
2004 Francoise van den Bosch award 2004, NL
2010 Bayerischen Staatspreis Munich, D

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, NL
Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
Stedelijk Museum ‘Het Prinsenhof’, Delft NL
Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, NL
Museum ‘Het Kruithuis’, Den Bosch, NL
Gemeente Museum Arnhem, NL
Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, The Haque, NL
Haags Gemeente Museum, The Haque, NL
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Brittain
Schmuckmuseum ‘Reuchlinhaus’, Pforzheim, D
Dannerstiftung, Munich, D
Neue Sammlung, Munich, D
Museum of Fine Art Houston, Helen Willams Drutt Collection, Houston, USA
Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, D
The Daphne Farago Collection, Boston, USA
Royal College of Art, London, UK
Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo, Japan
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Francoise van den Bosch Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, California





  • Land of Water
  • Necklace, 2017
    Ink on canvas on tinplate, silver
    137x137x10 mm
  • Land of Water
  • Necklace, 2017
    Ink on canvas on tinplate, silver
    183x143x26 mm
  • Land of Water
  • Necklace, 2017
    Ink on canvas on tinplate,
    blue painted silver
    119x119x10 mm
  • Land of Water
  • Necklace 2017
    Ink on canvas on tinplate, painted silver
    and gold, white gold, silver
    126x126x10 mm
  • Land of Water
  • Necklace, 2017
    Ink on canvas on tinplate, gold,
    white gold, paint, silver
    138x138x10 mm
  • Land of Water
  • Necklace, 2017
    Ink on canvas on tinplate, silver
    210x108x30 mm
  • Land of Water
  • Necklace, 2017
    Ink on canvas on canvas, silver
    126x109x16 mm
  • Brooch, 2016
  • Gold, silver, paint, lead
    11,5 x 7,5 cm
  • Brooch, 2016
  • Silver, gold, paint, print on painted gold
    10,1 x 7,3 cm
  • Blue-Green-Gold
  • Brooch, 2017
    Gold, silver, lead, paint, steel
    11,2 x 5,8 x 7 cm
  • Land on Water, 2017
  • Necklace
    Ink on canvas, silver