Jan Adam Kruseman

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Ada van Holland in exile, collection Teylers Museum

Jan Adam Kruseman (12 February 1804, Haarlem – 17 March 1862, Haarlem), was a 19th-century portrait painter from the Northern Netherlands.

Biography[edit]

Jan Adam Kruseman was a second nephew and pupil of Cornelis Kruseman, and the father of the painter Jan Theodoor Kruseman.[1] During the years 1822-1824 he followed lessons in Brussels from François-Joseph Navez and Jacques-Louis David.[2] He was one of the founders of the Amsterdam society Arti et Amicitiae in 1839 and became a director there.[2] He travelled in England, France and Germany and was a teacher at the Amsterdam Royal Academy of Art, where he taught Eduard Asser, Henrij Bakhoven, Valentijn Bing, David Bles, Karel Frederik Bombled, Jan Braet von Uberfeldt, Hendrik Breukelaar, Moritz Calisch, Louis Chantal, Hendrik Dekker, Jan Wendel Gerstenhauer Zimmerman, Jozef Israëls, David van der Kellen III, Jacobus van Koningsveld, Johann Herman Joseph Lamers, Jacoba Henriëtta Lochmann van Königsfeldt, Cornelis Nicolaas Looman, Johan Heinrich Neuman, Johan Christiaan Lambert Pijnacker, Hubert Willem Plaatzer van den Hull, Gerrit Postma, Henricus Engelbertus Reijntjens, Jan Cornelis van Rossum, Cornelis Rogaar Snellebrand, Willem Steelink, and Samuel de Vletter.[2]

He took his nephew, the poet Petrus Augustus de Genestet, into his home as his ward who lived with him from age 7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nederlands Patriciaat 40 (1954: 229-276)
  2. ^ a b c Jan Adam Kruseman in the RKD