Tuesday, April 15, 2014

George Breitner

George Hendrik Breitner (Rotterdam, 1857 - Amsterdam, 1923) 

Early morning Sun

George Hendrik Breitner (Rotterdam, September 12, 1857 - Amsterdam, June 5, 1923) was a Dutch painter, famous for his view of Amsterdam city life. His work is related to that of the 'Eighties', a group of artists with great influence on the Dutch art world during the eighties of the nineteenth century. Painters like Isaac Israels, Willem Witsen, and poets like Willem Kloos and Louis of Deyssel belonged to his circle.

Marie Jordan before Breitner’s copy of Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson, c. 1890