Jan Veth is a Dutch artist, painter, and art critic who lived from 1864-1925. He was also a professor in art history and was one of the people who founded the Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam. In short, he was a very divers and versatile man and highly appreciated by other artists in his time. He was mostly specialized in portraits.
Last week I saw an exhibition about his work and I was blown away by how absolutely beautiful his works are. It is amazing to see his attention to details. Spectacular! I did not know Jan Veth very well, perhaps I read his name here or there, but after last week I am a fan.
So here are a few examples of his paintings.
|Portrait of his father|
|Portrait of a woman|
|Portrait of a laborer,|
|Portrait of a woman on her sick-bed|
The exhibition: The eye of Jan Veth can be seen in the Dordrechts museum in Dordrecht until September.