Jacob van Strij
(1756 - 1815)
Jacob van Strij was active/lived in Holland. Jacob van Strij is known for seasonal landscape and historical structure painting, wallpaperspreads.
Biography Jacob van Strij
Jacob van Strij was one of the many famous painters from the Middle Ages forward of Dordrecht, the oldest city and ancient capital of
Holland. Also well known was his brother, Abraham van Strij.
Like his brother, Abraham, Jacob learned to paint from his father Leendert van Strij (1728-1798). From 1774 he also studied two years at the Academy in Antwerp and then with Antwerp history painter, Andreas Lens (1739-1822).
In 1781 Jacob returned to Dordrecht where he became known as an excellent landscape painter in the spirit of Aelbert Cuyp. He imitated Cuyp's smooth color palette and paint area and competed with him in the composition of the landscape. Sometimes van Strij copied Cuyp's paintings in detail, but u
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