Jan Baas (1960) followed his education at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam at the Painting / Graphic Arts department of 1978-1983.

Since 1983 he has been a member of the Graphic Collective Thoets in Amsterdam, a collective of artists with a large printing workshop and studios.
Here he works in his painting studio and makes his prints.

In 1987 he received the Titia Buning-Brongers prize.

His work is found in many corporate collections (including READE Amsterdam, VSB fund, VSB bank, Fortis, Procter & Gamble, Novartis Seeds, European Cultural Foundation), various art loan collections and in many private collections, including H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Jan Baas teaches painting and graphic arts (lithography) at MK24, Amsterdam.