|Biography from Kamp Gallery, Inc.:|
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Born in Den Haag, Holland in 1886, Willem van den Berg followed in the
footsteps of his father, Andries van den Berg, as an artist. He studied
in Belgium and in Paris, becoming a student of the Barbizon school of
painting while in France.
His ourvre includes still-lifes and figural
paintings as well as portraits and landscapes, although he is best
known for his images of peasants, farmers and fishermen.
In 1935, van
den Berg exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago before becoming the
director of the National Academy of Art in Amsterdam in 1940. He
continued to paint and exhibit internationally throughout his career.
his paintings are held in many museum collections in Holland, Europe
and the United States.
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