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Jozef Israëls

Born: Groningen, 27 January 1824
Died: Scheveningen, 12 August 1911
Nationality: Dutch

with Johan Joeke Gabriel van Wicheren and Cornelis Bernudes Buys at Academie Minerva (1835-42, Groningen); with Jan Adam Kruseman (Amsterdam); Amsterdam Academy (Koninklijke Academie, 1842-25 and 1847-50); with François-Edouard Picot(Paris); with sculptor James Pradier and painters Horace Vernet and Paul Delaroche at Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Paris)


1855 – exhibits William of Orange in Council with the Regent Margaret of Parma (1855, Historical Museum, Amsterdam) at Exposition universelle (Paris)

1861 – exhibits Fishermen Carrying a Drowned Man at Paris Salon and London International Exhibition (1862); begins exhibiting watercolors at Société Belge des Aquarellistes (Belgian Society of Watercolorists)

1871 – moves from Amsterdam to The Hague

1870s- watercolors exhibited in England and Scotland; makes etchings for Dutch and foreign etching societies and publishers; president of The Hague Painters’ Society

1890s- honorary member of the Munich Secession; member of the Berlin Secession


Paris (1845-47); Düsseldorf (1850); Paris and Barbizon (1853); Spain; Germany; England 

Important Artworks: 

Cobbler’s Family at Supper or Frugal Meal, 1876 (Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow)

A Visit to Mother's Grave, 1856 (Groningen Museum)

Alone in the World, n.d. (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)

Jewish Wedding, 1903 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)