Thomas Simon Cool, a Dutch historical and genre painter, was born at the Hague in 1831. He studied at the Hague Academy under J. E. J. van den Berg, and first distinguished himself by his 'Atala,' exhibited in 1853. He resided in Paris from 1857 to 1860, and in Antwerp from 1861 to 1865. He died at Dordrecht in 1870.
The Hague is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland. It is also the seat of government of the Netherlands.
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. It is the fourth-largest city of the province, with a population of 118,450. The municipality covers the entire Dordrecht Island, also often called Het Eiland van Dordt, bordered by the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede, Nieuwe Merwede, Hollands Diep, and Dordtsche Kil. Dordrecht is the largest and most important city in the Drechtsteden and is also part of the Randstad, the main conurbation in the Netherlands. Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland and has a rich history and culture.
Carel Pietersz. Fabritius was a Dutch painter. He was a pupil of Rembrandt and worked in his studio in Amsterdam. Fabritius, who was a member of the Delft School, developed his own artistic style and experimented with perspective and lighting. Among his works are A View of Delft (1652), The Goldfinch (1654), and The Sentry (1654).
Jacob Hendricus Maris was a Dutch painter, who with his brothers Willem and Matthijs belonged to what has come to be known as the Hague School of painters. He was considered to be the most important and influential Dutch landscape painter of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. His first teacher was the painter J.A.B. Stroebel who taught him the art of painting from 1849 to 1852. Jacob Maris his most known works are the series of portraits of the royal House of Orange, he worked on these with his brother Matthijs Maris. he is also known for his portraits of landscapes like "Schip on the Scheveningen beach".
Willem Maris was a Dutch landscape painter of the Hague School.
Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn was a successful portrait painter to the Dutch court in The Hague.
Franciscus Xaverius (Frans) Xavery, was a Dutch painter, and the son of Jan Baptist Xavery. Frans became a member of the Pictura Society at The Hague in 1768, practised for some time in that city, and later in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. He studied first under his uncle Gerard Joseph, and afterwards under Jacob de Wit. His brother Jacob was also a painter. His last known dated painting is one in a series on the castle of Turnhout from 1788.
Gerardus Josephus Xavery, was a Dutch painter. He was the brother of Jan Baptist Xavery, the sculptor, and uncle to the brothers Frans – later his pupil – and Jakob. He was a native of Antwerp, but settled in Holland and practised at The Hague, becoming a member of the Pictura Society in 1741.
Jacob Xavery was a Dutch painter.
Jacobus Theodorus "Jacob" Abels (1803–1866) was a Dutch painter.
Barend or Bartholomeus Appelman, was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
Pieter Nason was a Dutch painter. He became a member of the Guild of Painters of The Hague in 1639, and in 1656 was one of the forty seven members who established the 'Pictura Society. From a MS. by Pieter Terwesten, it appears not improbable that Nason was a pupil of Jan van Ravensteyn; and it is believed that his name has been effaced from pictures since attributed to Mierevelt, Moreelse, and above all to Ravensteyn. It is certain that he painted the portrait of Prince Mauritz, Governor of the Brazils, engraved by Houbraken, and those of Charles the Second of England, engraved by C. Van Dalen and Sandrart, and of the Grand Elector. At Berlin there is a full-length portrait, dated 1667, of the latter, by Nason; also a still life, representing gold, silver, and glass vessels, likewise a portrait by him signed and dated 1670. There are others at Copenhagen and at Rotterdam. The date of his death is not known, but his life was long. Redgrave gives the initial of his Christian name wrongly as R.
Arnoldus Bloemers (1792–1844) was a Dutch painter, who painted flowers, fruit, and animals.
Johan, or Jan van Gool (1685–1763), was a Dutch painter and writer from The Hague, now remembered mainly as a biographer of artists from the Dutch Golden Age.
Michiel Carree or Carré was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
Jan Daemen Cool, was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
Willem Frederik de Haas was a Dutch-born American painter.
Louis de Moni was an 18th-century genre painter from the Northern Netherlands.
Simon de Vries or Simon Frisius, was a Dutch engraver.
Adriaen van Diest (1655–1704) was a Dutch painter, who worked in England.
Isaac van Duynen was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter.
Marten Jozef Geeraerts (1707–1791), a Flemish historical painter, born at Antwerp, was intended for the law, and studied in the Jesuits' College. Preferring art, however, he became a pupil of Abraham Godijn, and was made free of the Guild of St. Luke in 1731. In 1741 he became one of the six directors of the Academy of Antwerp, who filled that office gratuitously. He died at Antwerp in 1791. He excelled in grisaille painting in imitation of bas-reliefs, of which there are the following examples:
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Michael Bryan was an English art historian, art dealer and connoisseur. He was involved in the purchase and resale of the great French Orleans Collection of art, selling it on to a British syndicate, and owned a fashionable art gallery in Savile Row, London. His book, Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, first published in 1813-16, was a standard reference work throughout the 19th century, and was last republished in 1920; however it is now badly outdated.
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