Moes, Wally

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Moes, Wally Gender: F
Wilhelmina Walburga Moes
born on 16 November 1856 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°04' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°24 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°07'

Wally Moes (Portrait by Thérèse Schwartze, 1884)


Dutch genre painter and writer who specialized in pictures of children.

Moes attended the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and followed lessons under August Allebé in the "ladies' class", together with the pupils Arina Hugenholtz, Alida Loder and Antoinette Zimmerman. In 1878 she left with a few other pupils after their petition to dismiss a few professors was refused. She returned in 1880 when Allebé became director. She remained on friendly terms with him and they continued correspondence after she graduated.

In the summer of 1880 Moes met the portrait painter Thérèse Schwartze who introduced her to her network of friends and patrons. After a short stay in Germany she returned to Amsterdam and graduated officially in 1884. That January she travelled with Schwartze to Paris where they worked on their submissions for the Paris Salon. Only one of her paintings was accepted and it was hung very high up on a wall. In May the painters returned to Amsterdam and Moes began her own workshop in the home of her mother on the P.C. Hooftstraat. That same summer she went to the art colony Laren for the first time where she met the painters Anton Mauve, Max Liebermann and Jan Veth.

Though she was not an etcher, she received an invitation in 1885 to make a submission for the newly formed Dutch Etcher's Club and submitted an etching for several years after that to their yearly magazine. In this period she became a member of Arti et Amicitiae and sold a painting to Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

In 1898 she moved to Laren where she lived in Hotel Hamdorff, a meeting place for artists. In 1908 she had to move out due to arthritis and gave up painting and began to write stories, living in a converted home that Veth had helped her to set up in Laren. Her decades of work specializing in everyday scenes of Laren's people earned her a place in the town's history: A local prize for volunteer work is named after her.

Moes died in Laren on 6 November 1918, aged 62. Her autobiography wasn't published until 1961.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Veth, Jan (born 18 May 1864)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Arthritis
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction