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Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek IIartist • painterAmsterdam 1873-1944

biography of Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek, usually called Marinus Adrianus II for the sake of clarity, belongs to the fourth generation of the Koekkoek painting family. He was born in Amsterdam and traditionally learned the tricks of the trade from his father Willem. At a young age, however, he preferred painting landscapes, while he also spent many hours observing and drawing the animals in the Amsterdam zoo. Inflamed by the 'biological revival' that under the influence of the teachers E. Heimans and Jac. P. Thijsse in the capital, he developed into a lover of the 'small' nature, of the small animals in their natural environment on the forest floor and in the low bushes. The happy combination of artistic talent and precise observation ability led to assignments for illustrating scientific publications at home and abroad. The most important of these is the standard work 'Ornithologia Neerlandica' (1929-1939), better known as 'The Birds of the Netherlands' by Prof. E.D. van Oort, for which the painter made all 407 illustrations between 1922 and 1935. In addition, from 1918 he worked for twenty years as a scientific draftsman at the Natural History Museum in Leiden. The bird plates for the above publication are now stored there, in addition to a series of plates of Dutch mammals that Koekkoek made for a later, never published publication by Van Oort. As a free artist, he painted impressionistic, not exceptionally artistic landscapes with poultry and birds, in which his meticulous treatment of songbirds in particular immediately catches the eye.


previously for salepaintings by Koekkoek II M.A.


Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | A cockatoo couple, oil on canvas, 37.7 x 26.8 cm, signed l.l.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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A cockatoo couple

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | A grey, oil on canvas, 28.0 x 38.5 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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A grey

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | A peacock and chickens on a yard, oil on canvas, 28.4 x 38.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1912

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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A peacock and chickens on a yard

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Bluetits, oil on panel, 13.5 x 19.7 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Bluetits

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Chickens on a yard, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 71.0 cm, signed l.l.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Chickens on a yard

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Cows watering, oil on canvas, 20.3 x 32.3 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Cows watering

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Deer in a forest landscape, oil on canvas, 18.0 x 24.5 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Deer in a forest landscape

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Ducks on the riverbank, oil on canvas, 27.4 x 36.7 cm, signed l.l.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Ducks on the riverbank

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Elephants in the Amsterdam zoo, oil on paper laid down on board, 16.6 x 25.4 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Elephants in the Amsterdam zoo

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Flamingos, oil on canvas, 51.0 x 64.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1909

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Flamingos

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Giraffes in the Amsterdam zoo, oil on paper laid down on board, 25.4 x 16.3 cm, signed l.l.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Giraffes in the Amsterdam zoo

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Landscape with chickens and a rooster, oil on painter's board, 14.1 x 18.1 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Landscape with chickens and a rooster

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Peacocks in a landscape garden, oil on canvas, 40.2 x 50.5 cm, signed l.l.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Peacocks in a landscape garden

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Polar bears in the Amsterdam zoo, oil on paper laid down on board, 16.6 x 25.2 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Polar bears in the Amsterdam zoo

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Poultry in a stable, oil on panel, 24.1 x 32.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1905

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Poultry in a stable

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Poultry in a stable, oil on panel, 36.0 x 26.5 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Poultry in a stable

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Poultry in a stable, oil on panel, 24.1 x 32.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1905

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Poultry in a stable, 1905

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Poultry on a yard, oil on canvas, 49.0 x 70.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Poultry on a yard

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Sand path at farm with chickens and farmer, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 40.2 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Sand path at farm with chickens and farmer

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Two hippopotamus in the Amsterdam zoo, oil on paper laid down on board, 16.4 x 25.3 cm, signed l.l.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Two hippopotamus in the Amsterdam zoo


for salepaintings by Koekkoek II M.A.


Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | In the barn, oil on canvas, 27.3 x 35.5 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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In the barn

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Poultry on a yard, oil on panel, 31.9 x 40.0 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Poultry on a yard

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II | Rooster and three chickens in the farmyard, oil on canvas, 24.4 x 34.5 cm, signed l.r.

Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek II

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Rooster and three chickens in the farmyard


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