Otto Eerelman ~Netherlands

Noriker Horse

I really like Otto Eerelman’s style, it makes me feel as if I’m really there! I never heard of some of the breeds that he painted ether. I learned a lot from this post, and I hope you do too~

Otto Eerelman~

1839-1926

Location: Groningen, Netherlands 

Medium: Paintings

Detailed self-portrait (1889)

Otto Eerelman was the son of Samuel Eerelman, sexton of the A-church , and Cornelisje Pluimpker. Otto Eerelman decided against the wishes of his parents to become an artist. He continued his studies in 1864 for a year at the Royal Academy in Antwerp  from 1865 an for some time studied  in the studio of Lawrence Alma-Tadema (one of the most wealthiest artists in his time).

After a short time in Paris Otto returned to his home town. Groningen, to work at the Minerva Academy. In 1874 he moved to Brussels to devote himself to painting.

In 1907 he returned to Groningen, where he lived for the rest of his life. During his life he was praised and respected for his excellent work and at the age of eighty, he was knighted and the town Groningen named  a street after him.

Otto Eerelman was so renowned that people who visited the Louvre asked “where are Eerelman’s paintings hung?” But, during the 20th century his work   not  appreciated and seemed to disappear. Now, in recent years,  Eerelmans paintings have started to gain hefty prices.

Here are some of his paintings~

 

Andalusian
Breton Horse
Russian Trotter
Gelderlander
The Sandlewood Horse
Algerian Horse

 

another Noriker Horse

 

Russian Heavy Draft Horse

 

Study of Horses

 

American Racehorse

 

Turkish Horse
MADAME CARRÉ WITH HER GREY

 

 

Nonius Horse

 

preparing the sleigh

 

study of a horse fair
Study of Horses

 

and yet another Noriker Horse

 

Otto Eerelman “Royal Horse Saddled” Silk Scarf Shawl

 

drawing of a donkey

Hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you would like to see a previous post that I included a few of Otto’s paintings in, you can HERE .

 

See you all next week~

Shya


Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !

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