Jan Hendrik Scheltema
(1861 - 1941)
Jan Hendrik Scheltema was active/lived in Netherlands, Australia. Jan Scheltema is known for landscape, rural genre painting.
Biography Jan Hendrik Scheltema
Jan Hendrik Scheltema (23 August 1861, The Hague – 9 December 1941, Brisbane), was a Dutch and later Australian painter who had a prolific, often strenuous, and arguably impressive career in Australia considering he was a non-British migrant artist without an international reputation on arrival in Australia. After working as a portrait painter in the Netherlands, he specialized in Australia as a livestock and landscape painter, making the livestock genre, particularly the foreground cattle genre, popular there. In Australia, he painted mainly in Victoria and was long living in Melbourne where he also practiced as a painting and drawing teacher.
Scheltema had drawing and painting lessons from the painter J. J. Bertelman (1821-1899) of
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