Martinus Johannes "Tinus" de Jongh (1885 -1942)
Self-taught, he began his career as a decorator in Holland, and then pursued painting full-time. He achieved some note when the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam purchased one of his early pictures.
Forbidden to study art, he took a post with a firm of decorators in Amsterdam, but left after two years to concentrate on painting - focusing on painting street scenes, interiors and landscapes in Amsterdam.
He then moved to South Africa and began painting views of Cape Town.
His father was the rector of a gymnasium and on completion of his schooling in 1900, his desire for an artistic career met with considerable parental opposition. He was however enrol
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