Paulus de Groot, born with “Down Syndrome”, grew up in the art circle of the seventies, wanted to become an artist, like his father, Karel de Groot. He (Karel) painted his themes in a headstrong and bold way from an academic background. Always in a figurative style, mostly wet on wet in the watercolour technique. When Karel at the end of his life, he had an incurable illness, looked back at his work and life, he told, he had experienced his most beautiful moments in the countryside. Such as the moment when he saw a stork hovering on turbulence, his outstretched “fingers” feeling the air, he described poetically. After his death, his son started a career as an artist at Studio Herenplaats.