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Jacobus van Looyartist • painterHaarlem 1855-1930

biography of Jacobus van Looy

Jacobus van Looy, known to many as the writer of the trilogy 'Jaapje, Jaap en Jakob', described himself as ' a born painter and a writer by chance circumstances'. Raised as an orphan in Haarlem, his exceptional drawing talent led to him being able to study at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. There he got involved in artistic life and became friends with Willem Witsen, Willem Tholen, Eduard Karsen and Jan Veth. In his paintings and drawings he distinguishes himself from his contemporaries through an idiosyncratic way of depicting and unusual compositions. In the 1980s, together with Breitner, he was one of the first to depict street life in Amsterdam. A major retrospective of his work was organized as early as 1901. After he concluded from the reviews that he was valued more as a writer than as a painter, Van Looy decided - deeply hurt - never to exhibit or sell his paintings again. From now on he would only paint for himself and his wife.


for salepaintings by Looy J. van


Jacobus van Looy | Red apples and pears, oil on panel, 37.0 x 26.7 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Jacobus van Looy

painting • for sale

Red apples and pears, ca. 1907-1930

Jacobus van Looy | Calabash Pears, oil on panel, 34.9 x 26.7 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Jacobus van Looy

painting • for sale

Calabash Pears


previously for salepaintings by Looy J. van


Jacobus van Looy | Poppies, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 29.8 x 25.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and possibly painted between 1907-1930

Jacobus van Looy

painting • previously for sale

Poppies

Jacobus van Looy | Apples, oil on panel, 37.1 x 29.2 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Jacobus van Looy

painting • previously for sale

Apples

Jacobus van Looy | Clematis, oil on panel, 50.2 x 24.8 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Jacobus van Looy

painting • previously for sale

Clematis

Jacobus van Looy | Pink flowers, oil on panel, 24.7 x 50.2 cm, signed l.l.

Jacobus van Looy

painting • previously for sale

Pink flowers


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