Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Artist (Netherlands)

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Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915) Mesdag was already 35 in 1866 when he decided to become an artist. Until then he had been working at his father's bank and had drawn purely for pleasure. To pursue his studies he moved to Brussels, where his teacher was the Dutch painter Willem Roelofs. The sea became Mesdag's principal theme. In 1869, he settled by the coast at The Hague...

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