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~
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
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~
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~
Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !