Israels, Jozef (1824-1811) by Scholes, Robert

Jozef Israels (1824 – 1811) He was born at Groningen, in the northeast corner of Holland. His father wanted him to join his business but he persisted in his determination to be an artist, studying first in Groningen and then in Amsterdam, where he studied with Jan Kruseman and took classes at the Academy. He then went to Paris, where we worked in Picot’s studio for a couple of years, before returning to Amerstardam, moving to The Hague in 1870, where he remained. He is considered a major Dutch artist of this period, often painting scenes of peasant life, like his French counterpart, . Most of his pictures are genre scenes, implying a story behind them. Millet

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