(1857 - 1923)
George Hendrik Breitner was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland. George Breitner is known for Hague School realist working-class genre paintings, nudes, city scenes.
Biography George Breitner
A realist painter and photographer from Holland, George Hendrik
Breitner did painting that was very popular among the general public
but was disdainful to many late 19th/early 20th century art critics
because at a time when modernism and its abstractions were taking hold,
he promoted realism. He saw himself as the painter of the people,
and the people responded with great fondness for his work. Among
his favorite subjects were city scenes with working-class people in
low-income neighborhoods such as servant girls and construction
workers. He was also a painter of female nudes and received
criticism for them for being too real and not promoting idealistic
Early in his career, from 1877 to 1883,
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