Theo Bitter was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. From 1946-1960, he taught at the same academy. He worked in The Hague, Oslo, and Lecce. In The Hague, he resided for many years at the Artiestenhof in Trompstraat. He painted many family portraits and his watercolor paintings were realist. His landscapes and figures reflected an abstract expressionist style. Bitter co-founded the artistic group Hague Verve with Dirk Bus and was a member of the Pulchri Studio.
Featured image: Theo Bitter – Compositie met moeder en kind – image courtesy of Simonis Buunk