"For over 90 years, there has been a concerted and relentless effort to disparage, denigrate and obliterate the reputations, names, and brilliance of the academic artistic masters of the late 19th Century. Fueled by a cooperative press, the ruling powers have held the global art establishment in an iron grip. Equally, there was a successful effort to remove from our institutions of higher learning all the methods, techniques and knowledge of how to train skilled artists. Five centuries of critical data was nearly thrown into the trash. It is incredible how close Modernist theory, backed by an enormous network of powerful and influential art dealers, came to acquiring complete control over thousands of museums, university art departments and journalistic art criticism" http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/Philosophy/ArtScam/artscam.php

LIESTE, Cornelis (1817-1861)

     The Haarlem artist Cornelis Lieste painted landscapes in the best romantic tradition. He attended the Drawing Academy of B.C. Koekoek in Kleve and was a pupil of J. Reekers and N.J. Roosenboom. Sometimes he worked as an assistant to the painters Charles Rochussen, Hendrikus van de Sande Bakhuyzen and Eugène Verboeckhoven. In 1840 he made a study trip to Belgium and Germany (it is possible he attended the aforementioned academy in Kleve at this time). Between 1854 and 1856 he worked in Oosterbeek. Lieste namely painted winter landscapes with dramatic backlighting on wide expanses of ice, highly exaggerated by bare trees. He received various awards for his work and several major museums have Lieste’s work in their collection.

ABELS, Jacobus Theodorus (1803 -1866)

 He was born in Amsterdam in 1803, and was instructed in art by Jan van Ravenswaay, the animal painter. In 1826 he visited Germany, and on his return settled at the Hague. He distinguished himself especially in painting moonlight landscapes. The Museum at Haarlem has works by him. Abels died at Abcoude in 1866.

HULK, Abraham Sr. (1813-1897) and HULK, Abraham Jun. (1851-1922)

     Some paintings from this folder could belong to his son, need to investigate more abaut him, not much info I could find.
     Born in London, the senior member and best known of a family of painters, Abraham Hulk studied in Holland at the Amsterdam Academy under portrait painter Jean Augustin Daiwaille. He is one of the very few only foreign-born artists ever to be admitted to this prestigious academy. Early on he turned from portraits to marine painting.
     Hulk is often mistakenly referred to as a Dutch artist due to the strong Dutch influence and conception of his paintings. He is mainly noted for his estuary scenes featuring Dutch barges under full sail. In these paintings he was considered a master of atmosphere and composition.   
     He traveled to America and exhibited briefly in Boston in the 1830s. He returned to Amsterdam and then London where he spent the next 27 years as a marine artist exhibiting often at the Royal Academy and Suffolk Street Gallery. Some paintings from this folder could belong to his son, need to investigate more abaut him, not much info I could find.


         In order to avoid confusions I decided to make a single folder for all this big and amazing family of artists. I need to do more investigations in the future abaut every of these painters.  A lot of new paintings are to be added here, especially  from B. C. Koekkoek wich is one of my favorite painters of all times.
        Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862) came to be known during his lifetime as the “Prince of Landscape Painting” and was by far the most applauded landscapist of his time and regarded as the founding father of Dutch romantic landscape painting. The recipient of endless awards and decorations, he counted among his clients King Friedrich-Wilhelm IV of Prussia, Tsar Alexander II, and King Willem II of the Netherlands. His father Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek (1778–1851) was a renowned marine painter, from whom he received his earliest tuition. His brothers Hermanus Koekkoek (1815–1882) and Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek (1807–1868) were both successful artists, the first as a painter of marine subjects and river scenes, the second as a landscapist. dan.servici: Willem Koekkoek (1839-1895) was grandson of Jan Hermanus Koekkoek (1778-1851) and nephew to Barend Cornelis (1803-1862) and Marinus Adrianus (1807-1868) while Johannes Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1840-1912)  was the son of artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek


  •  Koekkoek, Barend Cornelis     (Middelburg 1803 – Cleves 1862)  
  •  Koekkoek, Hermanus         (Middelburg 1815 – Haarlem 1882)  
  •  Koekkoek, Hermanus Willem    (Amsterdam 1867 -Amsterdam 1929)
  •  Koekkoek, Johannes Hermanus  (Veere 1778 – Amsterdam 1851)
  •  Koekkoek, Johannes Hermanus Barend (Amsterdam 1840 – Hilversum 1912)

  •  Koekkoek, Marianus Adrianus   (Middelburg 1807 – Amsterdam 1868)
  •  Koekkoek, Willem            (Amsterdam 1839 – Niewer-Amstel 1885)

  • Hermanus Koekkoek Sr.

    Johan Hermanus Barend Koekkoek


    LEICKERT, Charles Henri Joseph

        Charles Henri Joseph Leickert (22 September 1816, Brussels - 5 December 1907, Mainz) was    a   Belgian painter of Dutch landscapes. As a specialist in winter landscapes, he explored the nuances of the evening sky and the rosy-fingered dawn.
    Orphan Leickert first learned painting in The Hague under the supervision of landscape painters Bartholomeus van Hove, Wijnand Nuijen, and Andreas Schelfhout among many others. Leickert specialised in winter scenes, sometimes romanticising the sky in pale blues and bright pinks. He painted almost all his works in the Netherlands, from 1841-1846 in The Hague and from 1849-1883 in Amsterdam. In 1856, he became a member of the Royal Academy of Amsterdam. At the age of 71 he moved to Mainz, Germany, where he later died in 1907.