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Pieter Cornelis Dommersen

 (1834 - 1908)
Pieter Cornelis Dommersen was active/lived in Holland, Netherlands, England.  Pieter Dommersen is known for marine and street scene painting.

Pieter Cornelis Dommersen

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Pieter Dommersen and his family were from Utrecht in Holland, although they moved to England at the end of the Nineteenth Century.  His family name was Dommenshuizen, but was changed for convenience when they came to England.

Dommersen came from a highly artistic family - his brother Christian C Dommersen, (fl. 1860-1890) was a marine painter, and his son William Raymond Dommersen is well known for his paintings of the Dutch waterways.

Dommersen traveled extensively around Europe on painting tours.  He was often accompanied by his son, and a similarity can be seen in their treatment of figures.  Dommersen is most famous for his marine subjects and his street scenes.  His works show excellent composition and depth, and he captures movement and atmosphere exquisitely.  He was as competent at painting traumatic seas, wild skies and terrified people during a storm, as he was at painting tranquil, serene estuaries.

He exhibited his work at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Suffolk Street galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists.

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About  Pieter Cornelis Dommersen

Born:  1834 - Utrecht, Holland
Died:   1908
Known for:  marine and street scene painting