Jan Pieter Veth (1864 - 1925)

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Birthplace: Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, NLD
Death: Died in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NLD
Occupation: Portret van Arnold Aletrino (1885) Larens kind (1886) Zelfportret (1886) Portret van Prof. Dr. Pieter Johannes Veth (zijn oom) (1886) Portret van Anna Cornelia Veth-Giltay (zijn moeder) (voor 9 mei 1887) Portret van Lambertus Zijl (1886) Portret van Hein
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About Jan Pieter Veth

Jan Veth Levensloop, zie link:

http://www.kunstbus.nl/kunst/jan+veth.html

http://www.dbnl.nl/tekst/_jaa003192601_01/_jaa003192601_01_0011.htm

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Painter, poet, art historian, professor, Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion (1922),married in The Hague on August 10, 1888 to Anna Dorothea Dirks (born in Gorinchem on June 7, 1863, deceased in Amsterdam on June 16, 1929, buried in Driehuis (Westerveld) on June 19, 1929, 66 years old, daughter Justus Dirks and Alida Clasina Kruysse).

Wikipedia biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Veth

Jan Pieter Veth was a Dutch painter, poet, art critic and university lecturer. On his mother's side he descended from the Dordrecht painter family of Van Strij (his mother was a granddaughter of Jacob van Strij). He married Anna Dorothea Dirks on 10 August 1888, from which marriage came five children.

Jan Veth (1864-1925) was a man of many talents. In addition to his activities as a painter and a graphic artist he wrote art reviews and poems. Above all, though, he was a successful portraitist. The exhibition centers on portraits of artists and writers. Portraits of artists, including those of George Breitner, Jozef Israels, Willem Maris, Jacob Maris and Hendrik Mesdag, are displayed among their watercolors, gouaches, drawings, sketchbooks and prints from the museum's collection. Portraits of writers such as Louis Couperus, Lodewijk van Deijssel, Frederik van Eeden and Jacobus van Looy are shown in combination with their finest book-covers. There is also a gallery with portraits of art collectors, museum directors, scholars, politicians and so forth. The atmosphere of the period during which Jan Veth and his contemporaries lived is evoked in the exhibition by examples of decorative art, including furniture, vases, lamps and rugs.


Partly by his litho images of his contemporaries he was one of the most famous artists of his time. In the twenties he was professor at the State Academy in Amsterdam. Besides painting Veth was a writer. As a poet he belonged to the circle of the Eighties and was member of the literary magazine The New Guide. Around the turn of the century he was one of the first real art critics.

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Jan Veth's Timeline

1753
1753
- 1826
Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland

Dutch painters of the Romantic age

1864
May 18, 1864
Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, NLD
1888
1888
Age 23
1925
June 4, 1925
Age 61
Velsen, Noord-Holland, NLD
July 1, 1925
Age 61
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NLD