Jan (Johannes) Theodorus Toorop
(1858 - 1928)
Jan (Johannes) Theodorus Toorop was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland. Jan Toorop is known for art nouveau portrait, figure, genre, landscape, and ship painting.
Biography Jan (Johannes) Theodorus Toorop
Jan Theodoor Toorop was born on December 20 in Purworedjo Java, Indonesia. He was not only a Dutch Impressionist, Symbolist* and Art Nouveau* painter, but also an illustrator and graphic designer.
At the age of 11 he left Indonesia for the Netherlands, and attended high school in Leiden, followed by Winterswijk and The Hague. His artistic intrests lead him to the National Academy for the Arts in Amsterdam, where he worked in sculptures and crafts. To continue his education he moved to Brussels with his friend Antoon Derkinderen and took lessons at the Academy of Fine Arts.
In Brussels he joined Les XX (Les Vingt, The Twenty), a group of young belgian artists centered around James Ensor and Fernand Khnopff. Les xx saw themselve
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