Hans Sturris was born in Dinteloord, a town in Brabant. He studied at the Sint Joost Art Academy in Breda and subsequently became a ship's clerk on boats sailing to North and South America in 1962. He returned to Holland after a year and a half and settled in Amsterdam as a freelance designer and illustrator.
He became known for his book illustrations and his designs for greeting cards. He made the worldless text comic 'Baron Bonhomme' for Algemeen Handelsblad in 1966. He also wrote the popular boys' novel 'Het raadsel van het nevelmeer'. Nowadays, he is mostly active as a painter.