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A Dutch portrait painter, especially of aristocratic persons, Jan Portielje studied under Valentijn Bing (1812-95) in Amsterdam
and later with Jan Braet von Uberveldt (1807-94). In 1849 he went to
the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, where he took
lessons with J.-L. Dyckmans (1811-88).
After this period of training he
spent two years in Paris and traveled in France and Germany. Settling
in Brussels, he made a name for himself as a portrait painter,
especially in English circles. He also received commissions from Dutch
and American patrons.
Between 1857 and 1884 he took part in exhibitions
in Amsterdam and The Hague. He painted genre scenes and portraits (Gypsy Woman and Woman in Historical Costume
He also worked with Frans Lebret
(1820-1909) and Eugene R. Maes (1849-1931). His sons Edward (1861-1949)
and Gerard (1856-1929) were also painters.
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