Robert de Klonia is a descendant of a family of artists dating back to the year 1700. Work by Adam de Klonia born 1634 in Rotterdam and died in London 1685 is part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Work by Rob’s father Pieter Dirk de Klonia 1898-1970 can be found in the collection of the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam.
Robert de Klonia first works are watercolors of ballet scenes dating back to 1972.
After this he started working as a fashion photographer for magazines such as Harpers Bazar and Marie Clair.
He also works for famous fashion designer as Ungaro and Yamamoto in Paris.
He picked up painting again in 1999.
Exhibitions of his painting and photographic work where show in many countries around Europe.