Holland: The Local Talent
My 4 month stint in Limburg is rapidly drawing to a close. I’ve painted with a couple of professional plein air painters, Hans Versfelt and (briefly) Roos Shuring, and had a few coffees with fellow ex-pat portraitist Scott Bartner.
In March, I visited the Tefaf fair in Maastricht with Urban Larsson, who showed me around and introduced me to the great Dutch painters of the 19th-century. As always, most of these artists aren’t well known abroad, but deserve greater recognition.
I had trouble finding books and images online for these artists, and I may have the titles wrong, but here goes.
(They have really long-winded names for being from such a small country).
Jacob Maris (The Anathaeum has a lot more images):
There were three Marises. Jacob’s brother Willem painted lots of animal subjects:
Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (More on Artmight):
Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël:
Willem Bastiaan Tholen:
Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch (more at Wikipaintings):