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Willy Martensartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanSemarang (Nederlands-Indië) 1856-1927 Den Haag

biography of Willem 'Willy' Martens

Willy Martens was educated at the Amsterdam National Academy under the tutelage of August Allebé and B. Wijnveld. His works include genre paintings, portraits and landscapes in painted, drawn and lithograph form, as well as peasant interiors and outdoor peasant family scenes in the style of the Laren School. Martens was director of the H.W. Mesdag national museum in The Hague until 1924, as well as member and chairman of Pulchri Studio, a Hague-based artists’ society. He was also a member of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Willy Martens


Willy Martens | A girl knitting, oil on panel, 22.1 x 17.6 cm, signed u.r.

Willy Martens

painting • previously for sale

A girl knitting

Willy Martens | A portrait of a gentleman, oil on canvas, 22.4 x 17.9 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1883

Willy Martens

painting • previously for sale

A portrait of a gentleman

Willy Martens | A portrait of a lady, oil on panel, 23.0 x 17.5 cm

Willy Martens

painting • previously for sale

A portrait of a lady

Willy Martens | At the well, watercolour on paper, 22.0 x 14.7 cm, gesigneerd r.o.

Willy Martens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

At the well

Willy Martens | Children playing with a goat, watercolour on paper, 40.6 x 49.8 cm, signed l.l.

Willy Martens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Children playing with a goat

Willy Martens | Feeding the goat, watercolour and gouache on paper, 51.0 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r.

Willy Martens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Feeding the goat

Willy Martens | Feeding the goat, oil on canvas, 65.3 x 46.1 cm, signed l.r.

Willy Martens

painting • previously for sale

Feeding the goat

Willy Martens | Gathering wood, watercolour on paper, 13.9 x 15.9 cm, signed l.l.

Willy Martens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Gathering wood

Willy Martens | In the farmyard, oil on canvas, 47.4 x 56.3 cm, signed l.r.

Willy Martens

painting • previously for sale

In the farmyard

Willy Martens | Mother and child in the dunes, oil on canvas, 75.0 x 56.0 cm, signed l.l.

Willy Martens

painting • previously for sale

Mother and child in the dunes

Willy Martens | Young beauty, watercolour on paper, 31.5 x 45.0 cm, signed l.r.

Willy Martens

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Young beauty


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Willy Martens


Willy Martens | Female nude, pastel on paper, 67.5 x 84.0 cm, signed l.c.

Willy Martens

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Female nude


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