Johan Antonie de Jonge (1864–1927)

A Dutch pastellist, watercolorist, painter, and draftsman, de Jonge was born in Rotterdam into an influential family. He initially studied law at The Hague, and took art lessons in his spare time. He was a pupil of various artists including Fridolin Becker, Otto Erelman, Frits Jansen, and Suze Robertson. He became a lawyer in 1889, but abandoned his career in 1903 to pursue painting. He became a member of Pulchri Studio, and began to exhibit his works. His subjects were mostly beach scenes, landscapes, interiors, and portraits. De Jonge was a modest artist, and he exhibited only on a few occasions. He remained relatively unknown during his lifetime and sold few of his works. He died at The Hague.









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