Rein Stuurman was a Dutch artist, best known as the illustrator of the children's books written by his twin sister Willie. Born in Zaandam, Reinier Stuurman studied at the Hendrik de Keyzerschool and at the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He was employed by the starch factory De Bijenkorf in Koog aan de Zaan until the age of 30.
He created the comic strip series 'Bobbeltje de Maankabouter', of which seven small books appeared in 1931-32. He also contributed to the children's publication Kie-ke-boe around 1932. In 1946, he drew the strip 'Jantje Puk' for regional newspapers like De Gooi- en Eemlander and Leidsch Dagblad. Stuurman was also known for his ornithological art, for instance for the 1937 birds identification book 'Zien is Kennen'.