Gerard Verdijk (Boxmeer 1934 – Den Haag 2005) is a well known Dutch visual artist. Verdijk started his education at De Vrije Academie voor de Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam in 1953. After two years he sought international experience and continued to study in Antwerpen and Paris. Eventually, he completed his education at De Vrije Academie voor de Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag in 1957. Not long after graduating he received the Koninklijke Subsidie voor de vrije schilderkunst in 1960 and was granted the Jacob Marisprijs voor de Schilderkunst in 1967. His career was crowned with several residencies, assignments and awards and over the years received international acclaim. He has exhibited his works across the globe and his works are in the collections of leading museums worldwide.