(1871 - 1948)
Herman Heijenbrock was active/lived in Netherlands. Herman Heijenbrock is known for industrial scene painting.
Biography Herman Heijenbrock
Herman Heijenbrock was a Dutch writer, painter, pastel draughtsman, and lithographer. He founded the "Museum van den Arbeid" in 1923, that later grew into the Amsterdam Science museum called NEMO.
He was the son of a baker and merchant in marine equipment. According to the RKD he learned to paint at the "Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten" in Rotterdam. Soon after graduation he visited the Borinage, a coal-mining district in Belgium. He found work in a theater making backdrops and later went to work as an art-journalist and draughtsman for the Rotterdams Nieuwsblad, which he quit in 1898 to become a professional landscape painter in Noordwijk.
He returned to the Borinage to make sketches of the picturesque surroundings, but beca
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