Very little known and obscured Dutch painter and etcher. Financially independent, he was reluctant to sell his art during his life. A 1928 painting of the iconic Katwijk church once belonged to the collections of Queen Juliana but was sold after her death (2004). In 1922 he settled in Katwijk where he studied the art of etching under Frederike Broeksmit.
There are two ways to meet this artist: stumbling over an etching (or painting) in an auction or read and learn about him in Frederike Broeksmit’s biography. He travelled extensively and developed a very personal style also based on studying Chinese and Japanese painting techniques and styles.