Henri van der Stok was born in Indonesia and eventually settled in the Hague.
Van der Stok excelled in woodcut and lithography and did so with style and great skills as a draughtsman. His prints are consistently good. Van der Stok's flair for art deco design is is consistent throughout his oeuvre. In addition to his blockprints, he was also a gifted painter and stained glass artisan. He was a member of the Pulcri studio.