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Herman Heijenbrockartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1871-1948 Blaricum

biography of Johan Coenraad Hermann 'Herman' Heijenbrock

Heijenbrock is sometimes called the 'painter of iron and fire'. Initially he was a journalist / draftsman. After traveling to the Belgian Borinage in 1898, he started painting the working man in a world of technology and machines. He found his motives in mines, factories, harbors and iron smelters. He chose not to display the desolate life of the workers, but the heroism of their work, coming from a holy belief in the progress that technology would bring to man. The invention and application of artificial light fascinated him as a special achievement of technology.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Herman Heijenbrock


Herman Heijenbrock | Huize Fluos, the painter's house in Blaricum, oil on canvas, 64.5 x 94.7 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

painting • previously for sale

Huize Fluos, the painter's house in Blaricum

Herman Heijenbrock | Worker in a vermicelli factory, oil on canvas, 95.4 x 56.4 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

painting • previously for sale

Worker in a vermicelli factory

Herman Heijenbrock | The brass founders, oil on canvas, 94.3 x 128.3 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

painting • previously for sale

The brass founders

Herman Heijenbrock | A glassblower, oil on canvas, 35.0 x 32.7 cm, signed l.l.

Herman Heijenbrock

painting • previously for sale

A glassblower

Herman Heijenbrock | Engine drivers, oil on panel, 29.0 x 39.5 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

painting • previously for sale

Engine drivers

Herman Heijenbrock | Boy with a lantern, pastel on black paper, 11.8 x 8.9 cm, signed signed u.l. and l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Boy with a lantern

Herman Heijenbrock | Evening in Amsterdam, pastel on paper, 69.5 x 89.5 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Evening in Amsterdam

Herman Heijenbrock | Blast-furnace, pastel on paper, 45.0 x 61.0 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Blast-furnace

Herman Heijenbrock | Loading port, pastel on paper, 62.5 x 95.0 cm, signed l.l.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Loading port

Herman Heijenbrock | Steel production, gouache and pastel on paper, 30.0 x 64.0 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Steel production

Herman Heijenbrock | A fire, pastel on paper, 50.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1914

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A fire

Herman Heijenbrock | Chinese lantern journey, 'Giethoorn', pastel on canvas, 62.0 x 46.0 cm, signed l.l.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Chinese lantern journey, 'Giethoorn'


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Herman Heijenbrock


Herman Heijenbrock | At the iron foundry, pastel on paper, 33.1 x 47.6 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • for sale

At the iron foundry

Herman Heijenbrock | The fire, Scheveningen, charcoal and watercolour on paper, 20.4 x 24.7 cm, signed u.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The fire, Scheveningen

Herman Heijenbrock | Dying the cloth, pastel on paper, 47.5 x 31.8 cm, signed l.l.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Dying the cloth

Herman Heijenbrock | The Kalverstraat with flags, by night, pastel on paper, 61.0 x 39.3 cm, signed l.l.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The Kalverstraat with flags, by night

Herman Heijenbrock | A shipyard, pastel on paper, 62.4 x 92.4 cm, signed l.r.

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A shipyard

Herman Heijenbrock | Nude study of a man, pencil on paper, 21.2 x 10.9 cm

Herman Heijenbrock

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Nude study of a man


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