Cornelia De Gavere
(1877 - 1955)
Cornelia De Gavere was active/lived in California. Cornelia De Gavere is known for landscape, seascape, portrait.
Biography Cornelia De Gavere
Cornelia de Gavere (known as "Cor") was born in Batavia, Java, East Indies on January 25, 1877. Her parents, Dutch missionaries, died when she was six. She grew up in Groningen, Holland, where she lived with an uncle and aunt, who were against her wish to be an artist. Despite this opposition, she drew and painted in her spare time, while working as an assistant pharmacist in Amsterdam. Finally, at age thirty, in 1907, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague, after receiving encouragement from a Dutch artist, George Windt.
Upon completion of her studies, where she won honors, de Gavere moved to the small Dutch artist's colony at Blaricum to paint. In London, in 1911, she exhibited at the Annual Derby Exhibition; and the
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