Louise Fritzlin began her training around 1890 in the special painting class for ladies at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. Later she received instruction from G.H. Breitner, who had a lasting influence on her work and steered her towards a style that was very modern for those days. Her oeuvre consists chiefly of figures and portraits executed in forceful, visible brushwork and with sensitivity to mood and lighting. She also painted urban scenes and a handful of interiors and still lifes. As Fritzlin did not make a living from her art – she married J.C. Loman, an engineer, in 1911 – and was also less of a trailblazer than her contemporaries, her fame has remained limited to a smaller circle.