Verbeek (Nagasaki, Japan August 29, 1867 - 1937) was educated in Japan and at the Académie Julian in Paris, where several instructors prepared him for an artistic career, among whom were Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens. Price (1958) said that Verbeek studied in San Francisco under Emil Carlsen and at the Art Students League under George de Forest Brush then shared a studio with George Luks.
The Dancer, in a private collection, especially recalls Luks. Sadakichi Hartmann (1902, vol. 2, p. 275), one of the few to write on Verbeek, called him "the one American artist who has mastered the Japanese gift of 'suggestiveness' of line as well as in colour." Hartmann believed that Verbeek's pictur
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