(1822 - 1897)
Willem Roelofs was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland. Willem Roelofs is known for rural landscape and figure painting, etching, lithography, drawing.
Biography Willem Roelofs
The painter Willem Roelofs, born in Amsterdam, is considered to be a forerunner of the Hague school, a group of landscape painters who concentrated on the atmosphere and play of light in nature.
Roelofs was born in Amsterdam on March 10, 1822. When he was a young man, his family moved to Utrecht, where his father became an enlisted member of the Painters and Draughtsman Society. In June 1839, they moved to The Hague so that Roelofs could study in the Academy for Visual Arts and train in the atelier of H. van Sande-Bakhuyzen. His early work belonged to the dominant style at that time, Romanticism, displaying the grandeur and power of nature.
In 1847, the same year in which he helped establish the Hague Pulchri Studio, he moved
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