Jan Hendrik Scheltema

 

Artist Biography:

Jan Hendrik Scheltema, the Dutch portrait and figure painter who then went on to paint landscapes and animals, was born on 7th August 1861 in The Hague. He attended the Royal Academy School in Antwerp. He arrived in Melbourne in 1888 and there developed a reputation for his finely executed paintings of cattle and horses. Jan also painted landscapes without animals in Australia and painted many with sheep. The portrait of his wife (as an Italian fruit vendor, post 1917) now in the gallery in Perth, WA, is a more well known piece by him.

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