Steelink, Willem Jr.
|born on||16 July 1856 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )|
|Place||Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54|
|Timezone||LMT m4e54 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°26' 11°32 Asc. 17°24'|
Dutch painter and graphic artist, associated with the Laren School.
He initially focused on portraits, genre scenes and historical paintings, done in a style influenced by the Romantic style of his father. In 1880, he visited the moors around Gooi and began to paint in the style of the Hague School. Together with his friend, Hein Kever, he spent several summers in Laren where he came under the influence of the Laren School, inspired by Anton Mauve. He continued to move about, living in Hilversum, Scherpenzeel and Laren before settling in The Hague. The picturesque village of Heeze became one of his favorite places to work. Sheep, and their shepherds, was his favourite subject.
He was also known for his graphic work and etchings, and made copies of famous works by Jozef Israëls and Johannes Bosboom. Later, he did illustrations, mostly for historical works and children's books, but also for an edition of the New Testament in Sundanese.
He died on 27 November 1928 in Voorburg.
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 160 from the Amsterdam archives: "des namiddags ten tien ure" (at ten o'clock in the afternoon).
- Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter and graphic artist)