Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof (1866-1924)
Oil on canvas
Image size: 26 x 26 cm
Original frame: 29 x 29 cm
Art dealer, Frans Buffa & Zonen, Kalverstraat Amsterdam; art dealer E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam/London/Haarlem 1922-02-23; private collection Jan Michiel Pieter Glerum, Amsterdam 1922-07-08; auction house Mak van Waay, Amsterdam 1933-09-26; private collection art historian Prof. dr. Dr. Albert Blankert, The Hague.
W. Weyland, J.M.P. Glerum (1879-1930): verzamelaar en investeerder in kunst, Amsterdam 1994.
Included in the RKD database
In excellent condition.
Fully checked by an art conservator.
Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof was born in Zwollerkerspel, the Netherlands. He received his education from the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague from 1882 to 1884, before continuing his studies at the Rijksschool voor Kunstnijverheid in Amsterdam from 1884 to 1886. It was here that he and his fellow classmates established the "Labor et Artes" association. Through his connection with Joseph Mendes da Costa, Dijsselhof was introduced to young Amsterdam artists such as Isaac Israëls and Jan Veth, and he took part in discussions of the latest developments in the arts. He became an advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement, as led by William Morris and Walter Crane, as reflected in his bookbinding designs, as well as his textile (batik), wood (furniture), and glass (stained glass) works. He was a member of the Natura Artis Magistra society and was particularly captivated by the new aquariums that opened at Artis Zoo in 1882. He spent many afternoons sketching and painting the fish and plants in oil, including this captivating painting "Sea Anemones." From 1897, he worked on furniture designs for E.J. van Wisselingh & Co. in Amsterdam. He married textile artist Willy Keuchenius. Dijsselhof passed away in Overveen.
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