(1845 - 1914)
Bernard Johannes Blommers was active/lived in Netherlands, United States, Holland. Bernard Blommers is known for Hague School peasant figure, portrait and child genre painting, lithography.
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Biography Bernard Blommers
A painter of happy scenes of peasant life in Holland, Bernard Blommers was President of the Dutch Academy of Painters and a first generation member of the Hague School* of painting.
Early in his career, he learned lithography* and then studied at the Hague Academie of Art under Johan Philip Koelman. His early painting subjects were primarily genre subjects of fishermen and their wives and were heavily influenced by Hague School painter Jozef Israels. Blommers later works were more loosely painted, moving from Tonalism* to Impressionism*, although his subject matter remained focused on marine subjects.
He traveled extensively for his painting subjects, and countries depicted in his artwork include Holland, Ge
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