A view of Katwijk aan den Rijn 1864 - 1945
Original oil on canvas
35 ⨯ 48 cm
- About the artworkJan Harm Weijns (1864-1945)
'Brug bij Katwijk aan den Rijn'
Oil on canvas, framed
Size: 13,8*19 inch (35 x 48.5 cm)
Weijns is considered a typically Rotterdam Impressionist. Weijns was taught by Jan Derk Huibers at the city drawing school in Zwolle and at the State Normal School for Drawing Teachers in Amsterdam (1881-1885), under Willem Molkenboer. He, himself, became first an art teacher in Enschede and Rotterdam. Weijns painted and drew landscapes (in Switzerland and Italy), portraits, interiors and still lifes. He was a member of Arti et Amicitiae, Sint Lucas, the Pulchri Studio and the Rotterdam Artists' Society.
- About the artist
Jan Harm Weijns is seen as a typical Rotterdam impressionist. A painter who pre-eminently depicted streets and courtyards in the oldest parts of the city. He also painted landscapes, both in the Netherlands and in Switzerland and Italy, but he was most attracted to the landscape and the canals and ditches around Rotterdam. A few portraits of him are also known. Jan Harm Weijns was also a teacher at the Drawing Academy in Rotterdam, from which the 'Willem de Kooning Academy' later emerged.