Jan Altink

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Jan Altink (21 October 1885, Groningen, Netherlands – 6 December 1971, Den Haag) was a Dutch expressionist painter. Altink was a cofounder of the artists' association and movement De Ploeg in 1918, which he named in reference to breaking new ground. Auction house Christie's described him as being "widely regarded as the purest 'Groninger' of all Ploeg artists".

After studying paintings alleged to be the work of Altink, Dutch art expert Milko den Leeuw testified in a forgery case that the pictological “handwriting” of some works that had been contributed to him did not match his other paintings, but were a perfect match for those produced by an accused forger, the Dutch painter and art collector Cor van Loenen, under his own name.[1]


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