Pieter Ouborg was born in Dordrecht in 1893. He was a teacher the in art for a long time in the Netherlands East Indies. He painted, but he also used water colours. He created masks, heads and figures and landscapes in a naturalistic and surrealistic way. Later on, he favoured the abstract school, from 1930 to 1940. In 1938 he returned to the Netherlands to work as an art master in The Hague. From 1947 onwards Ouburg created abstract work that is highly colourful and has an interesting composition. He was a member of the Vrij Beelden group. He has also exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, and has had various exhibitions in the Netherlands. Ouborg died in The Hague in 1956.