Gerrit Hondius is considered to be a modernist artist, who lived in both Provincetown, Massachusetts, and New York City. He studied at the Art Students League with Max Weber and Andrew Dasburg, as well as at the Royal Academy in The Hague.
Hondius was majorly influenced by French Expressionist painter and printmaker Georges Rouault. He was a WPA artist, whose mural of New York City became rather famous, while his primary subjects were ballerinas, landscapes, still lifes, and masked figures.
Hondius had over fifty one-man exhibitions in Europe and the United States. He showed at numerous New York City venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art between 1924 and 1926, 1932 and 1934; at the 1939 World's Fair; at the Museum of Modern Art; at the Rockefeller Center and Graham Gallery, in the 1950s. His work was exhibited posthumously in New York City WPA Art in 1977 at the Parson's School of Design, New York City.
His work is part of the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art, California; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey; the Reading Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; the Norfolk Museum of Art, Virginia; and the Provincial Museum, Kampden, Holland.
His papers, sketchbooks, photographs, letters and clippings are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Gerrit Hondius died in 1970.