Willem van Konijnenburg | the artist

The artist Willem van Konijnenburg
Born 1868, The Hague, Netherlands.
Died 1943 The Hague.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

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A highly influential illustrator and theorist, Van Konijnenburg received his first lessons from his mother and also received advice from Mesdag and W. Maris. After finishing his training at the Academie voor Beeldenden Kunsten in The Hague he painted a large number of landscapes in the style of the «Barbizon School». Like his kindred spirit Mondriaan, he quickly left Impressionism behind, as he felt, in his own words, that he «lacked sources of spiritual inspiration»…

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