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Koekkoek, Barend Cornelis

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Koekkoek, Barend Cornelis

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 11 October 1803, in Middelburg; died 5 April 1862, in Cleves (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).

Painter, watercolourist. Landscapes with figures, landscapes.

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek was the pupil of his father Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek and of Schelfhout van Os (?) at the academy in Amsterdam. He married the daughter of the painter J.-A. Daiwaille. In 1845 the King of Holland commissioned several paintings from him. He travelled to Belgium, and frequently visited the banks of the Rhine and the Moselle. In 1841 he founded an art school in Cleves which, on his death, seems to have ceased to function. He took part in the Paris exhibitions, and received a medal in 1840 and 1845. Koekkoek was a member of the academies at St Petersburg and Rotterdam....

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Subjects: Painting ; 19th-Century Art

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