René Daniëls was born in 1950 in Eindhoven, Netherlands, where he lives and works. Represented by Metro Pictures since the 1980s, his painting practice has been broadly influential on subsequent generations of artists. He was the subject of a one-person exhibition at WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, in 2018 and MAMCO, Geneva, in 2019. A major survey was mounted at the Van Abbemuseum and the Museo Reina Sofia in 2011. In 1998 a comprehensive exhibition of his work traveled to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Kunsthalle Basel, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Fundacao de Serralves Porto. Other one-person exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London; Bonnefantenmusum, Maastricht; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany; and Boijmans van Beunignen, Rotterdam. He was included in documenta 9 in 1992 and the major group exhibition Westkunst (Heute). Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1939, Rheinhallen, Cologne, in 1981.