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Jacob Hendrik Willem (Bob) Pestman was born in Grijpskerke (Walcheren) on 20 August 1931. He studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam and the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming (Academy of Visual Education) in Amersfoort. He was a secondary school teacher of handicrafts and drawing for over 30 years. In his spare time, he gave many lessons to members of the Hilversum artists' association Kleur en Toets (Colour and Touch). Bob Pestman is still an active painter and watercolourist at his studio at home in Hilversum. The most noteworthy feature of his work is the peace it emanates. Not only water captivates him, but also landscapes and village and townscapes. Pestman is a member of the Gooi en Vechtstreek (Gooi and Vecht district) Artists' Collective.