Willem Hendrik Eickelberg was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1845. Although he never obtained the recognition he deserved from a larger public, we know a lot of works from his hand have survived the years. He recieved his education at the Royal Academy of Arts in Amsterdam, after which he started working on landscapes, cityviews and beaches in an impressionistic style. Occasionally his winter landscapes can be viewed as highly idealized and even romantic. His cityscapes and beach scenes are depicted in a more realistic way and tend to give an impression of his time of living perfectly. Until 1878 Eickelberg lived and worked as a painter in Amsterdam. After having lived in a number of other cities, he settled down in Blaricum(1904) and eventually in Hilversum.