About the artist
Paulus Franciscus Kromjong was born in Maastricht in 1903.
He was a Dutch painter.
Kromjong also studied in Maastricht. Later he worked for some years in Amsterdam but most of his life he worked and taught at the Academy of Art in The Hague.
He painted in an impressionistic, expressionistic and realistic style, was a sculptor, stained-glass- and wall-painter and graphic- and monumental-designer as well.
His parents came from Indonesia but Kromjong himself never left the Netherlands. However, incorporating the exotic and natives painted by Gauguin in Tahiti possibly was Kromjong’s way to escape the conventional life in the Netherlands.
Kromjong died in 1979.