Rudolf Harold van Rossem (1924-2007) was a Dutch graphic artist and sculptor. Born in Amsterdam, van Rossem trained at the Academy of Fine Art in Education from 1941-1945. After completing his education, he taught at the College of Art in Great Yarmouth, England for almost ten years. While in England, he honed his skills as a book illustrator and etcher. From 1958-1985 he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg. Van Rossem was primarily known for his etchings and drawings of animals and people, which he associated with ancient and foreign cultures, nature, mythology and his memories of distant travels. As a graphic artist he was counted among the very best in the Netherlands. Van Rossem received several international awards and has exhibited his work all over the world. His works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He visited Sri Lanka in 1993.