About the artist

Cornelis Kaay was born in 1905 in Twisk (The Netherlands and died in Spaarndam near Haarlem in 1979.
He was the son of a small farmer. He started after his primary school at work on a farm. At an age of 16 he became a street maker. In 1965- after his retirement he started with painting. He painted mostly oil on canvas.

Relevant info: he portrayed his parental home and serial idyllic pastoral scenes of the houses along the ditches in the Westfrisian region.