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Jan Visser jr. – Self portrait – ca. 1910

Jan Visser jr. – Self portrait – ca. 1910

Jan Visser jr. (Groningen, 18 October 1856 – Aerdenhout, 23 December 1938) was a Dutch painter. He was best known for his colorful flower still lifes.

Visser followed drawing and painting courses at the Minerva Academy in Groningen, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and the ‘Rijksnormaalschool voor Tekenonderwijs’, also in Amsterdam. Later he was a pupil of Johannes Hinderikus Egenberger. He lived and worked in Groningen, Amsterdam, Abcoude and Zandvoort respectively. He was a drawing instructor and later acting director at the National Normal School for Drawing Teachers, where he trained numerous young painters, including Leo Gestel, David Bueno de Mesquita, Johan Herman Isings, Bernard F. Eilers, Hugo Polderman, Jan Ponstijn, Georg Rueter Gerard Johan Staller, Willem Knip, André Flanders, Bart Peizel and Chris Lebeau.

Visser made a name for himself as a painter of colorful flower still lifes, but also made landscapes, portraits and figures, always in style related to Impressionism. He was a versatile artist and also worked as a lithographer, draftsman, environmental artist and moderator.

Visser died in 1938 at the age of 82. His work can be seen at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem.

Jan Visser jr. – Dahlia’s – c. 1920

Jan Visser jr. – Dahlia’s – c. 1920

Jan Visser jr. (Groningen, 18 October 1856 – Aerdenhout, 23 December 1938) was a Dutch painter. He was best known for his colorful flower still lifes.

Jan Visser jr. – Corn sheaves – c. 1920

Jan Visser jr. – Corn sheaves – c. 1920

Jan Visser jr. (Groningen, 18 October 1856 – Aerdenhout, 23 December 1938) was a Dutch painter. He was best known for his colorful flower still lifes.

Jan Visser jr – Blooming rhododendrons – c. 19…

Jan Visser jr – Blooming rhododendrons – c. 1920

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Jan Visser jr (1858-1938) – Carnations and Sweet Peas, oil on board, 50,3 x 40,1 cm. 1929.

Jan Visser jr. (Groningen, 18 October 1856 – Aerdenhout, 23 December 1938) was a Dutch painter. He was best known for his colorful flower still lifes.

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Jan Linse in artist’s Studio, Oudedijk, Rotterdam  –  

Alexander Henri Robert van Maasdijk , 1882

Dutch,1856-1931

Oil on canvas

Alexander Henri Robert van Maasdijk (Brussels, 1 October 1856 – Rotterdam, 4 March 1931) was a Dutch painter.

Van Maasdijk was born in Brussels, where his father Henricus (Henri) van Maasdijk (1807-1873) from the Netherlands was a pastor. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and then lived for some time in Düsseldorf. In 1881 he moved to Katwijk aan Zee and two years later to Rotterdam.

In Rotterdam he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts and Technical Sciences from 1892 to 1920. Among his pupils were Constant Joseph Alban, Wim de Groot, Pieter den Besten, Henk Chabot, Martinus Leonard Middelhoek, George Pletser, Gerrit Willem van Yperen and Huibert Antonie Ravenswaaij.

Van Maasdijk was known as a history and genre painter. He lived at the end of his life at the Noordblaak in Rotterdam. He was buried at the General Cemetery Crooswijk. His grave monument, a ‘fence’ with five sculpted heads, was made by five of his pupils.

Self-portraits of Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita….

Self-portraits of Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita. His first self-portrait dates from 1896, the second from 1898. This self-portrait from 1900 is the third in row. Until his deportation to Auschwitz in 1944, Mesquita very regularly made self-portraits, either as a woodcut, an etching or a drawing.

Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (6 June 1868 – c. 11 February 1944) was a Dutch graphic artist active in the years before the Second World War. His pupils included graphic artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972). A Sephardic Jew, in his old age he was sent to Auschwitz by the Nazis, where he was gassed along with his wife. After the war, de Mesquita was largely forgotten.

Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita was born on 6 June 1868 into a Jewish family living in Amsterdam. Though a member of a tightly knit Sephardic community, a minority among Dutch Jews, de Mesquita, like most of his contemporaries, was not religiously observant. His father, a secondary school teacher of Hebrew and German, died when Sam or Sampie, as he was called, was five.

At the age of fourteen, the young de Mesquita applied to the Rijksakademie in pursuit of his artistic interests, only to be rejected. Deeply disappointed, he apprenticed himself to an acting city architect, for whom he worked for two years before entering a technical school with the intention of becoming an architect himself. He soon turned, however, to the pedagogy and, in 1889, received a teacher’s certificate, which would later enable him to support his family.

Over the next years, de Mesquita principally devoted himself to art, experimenting with various techniques and mediums. Though known primarily for his wood engravings, he also produced etchings, lithographs, watercolors and drawings; his applied art consisted mostly of material designs. There are birds, exotic animals, plants and flowers, and fantastical representations, both humorous and grim. Among de Mesquita’s most beautiful works are his portraits, particularly his self-portraits.

With Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940, de Mesquita, already in poor health, was forced to lead a secluded life, limiting his work largely to sketches.

In the winter of 1944, on either 31 January or 1 February, the occupying German forces entered the home of the de Mesquita family in Watergraafsmeer, now part of Amsterdam, and apprehended him, his wife Elisabeth, and their only son Jaap. Transported to Auschwitz, Samuel Jessurun and Elisabeth were sent to the gas chambers within days of their arrival on 11 February; Jaap perished in the concentration camp at Theresienstadt on 20 March. Escher and some of Jaap’s friends were successful in rescuing some of the works that had remained in the de Mesquita home.

schizo-sketching-blog:Portrait of Jaap Jessuru…

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Portrait of Jaap Jessurun de Mesquita, 1922

by Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (Amsterdam, 1886 – Auschwitz, 1944)

Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (6 June 1868 – c. 11 February 1944) was a Dutch graphic artist active in the years before the Second World War. His pupils included graphic artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972).

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Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita

Shell, etching, 1911

Collection Rijksmuseum

Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (6 June 1868 – c. 11 February 1944) was a Dutch graphic artist active in the years before the Second World War. His pupils included graphic artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972).

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Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (6 June 1868 – c. 11 February 1944) was a Dutch graphic artist active in the years before the Second World War. His pupils included graphic artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972).