The painter Cees Andriessen was born the son of a typographer. In Nijmegen - Netherlands he attended graphic arts school and then went to work as a printer.
After working in printing for several years, he became an advertising designer and draftsman.
He also started an evening study at the Academy of Visual Arts in Arnhem. In 1969 he established himself as a free artist. His graphic work includes linocuts, which originate from 1969, and woodcuts, with which he has been engaged since 1985.
Cees Andriessen sees a great relationship between artist and writer, which has resulted in a number of bibliophile publications and collaboration projects with Dutch authors, including Cees Nooteboom, Anna Enquist and Willem van Toorn. Andriessen regularly makes a print based on a poem selected by him, which is published in a special edition by the Stichting De Witte Mier, which he founded in 1994.