(1779 - 1853)
Jan Willem Pieneman was active/lived in Netherlands, United Kingdom. Jan Pieneman is known for history painting, museum director.
by son Nicolaas Pieneman
Biography Jan Pieneman
Jan Willem Pieneman (4 November 1779 in Abcoude - 8 April 1853 in Amsterdam), was a 19th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.
According to the RKD he studied at the Amsterdamse Stadstekenacademie. In 1805 he was appointed as drawing instructor at the artillery and engineering training centre in Amersfoort. He was particularly noted for his paintings depicting events from the history of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
In 1820 he was appointed as first director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) in Amsterdam, and from 1844 to 1847 he was director of the Rijksmuseum, which at that time was still housed in the Trippenhuis.
He played an important role as mentor and
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