In the Polder on the Maas

Willem Cornelis Rip

Rotterdam, Netherlands 1856-1922

In the Polder on the Maas, watercolor

Purchase by Alex Hoyt from Pascal M. Gatterdam, 501 Fifth Ave., NY, NY

Willem Cornelis Rip was a Dutch painter born in 1856 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As a student at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst in Rotterdam, he studied lithography, drawing, painting. His work was primarily impressionistic and he preferred watercolor because it gave him the opportunity to express his impressions fast, efficient and with simple means. He loved to paint the polder with canals and lakes as well as town views with windmills.

Rip exhibited extensively in Amsterdam, The Hague at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem and in Limburg. He was the recipient of many awards and medals most notably at the World Exhibitions in Paris in 1900, in Prague in 1908, in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1909 and in Brussels, Belgium in 1910. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Leeuwarden, and the Middelburg, both located in the Netherlands. Queen Emma of the Royal House of the Netherlands and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands both purchased paintings by Willem Rip. The Artist died in 1922, The Hague, Netherlands.

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