Willem van den Berg artwork • painting • previously for sale A farmer's wife from Overijssel in traditional dress
Willem van den Berg
Den Haag 1886-1970 Amsterdam
A farmer's wife from Overijssel in traditional dress
oil on panel 30.6 x 17.9 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse
This painting was previously for sale.
Willem van de Berg was a student of his father, Andries van den Berg, of the Academy in The Hague and Willem van Konijnenburg, who had a lot of influence on him. He painted and watercolored portraits, the peasant life of Limburg and Gelderland and the fishing life of Scheveningen, Spakenburg and especially Volendam. In his work he consciously maintained a naturalistic style and traditional craftsmanship, at a time when great innovations were taking place in painting. Between 1938 and 1953 he was director-teacher of the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.