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Artist: Constant Artz (Dutch 1870-1951)
Title: 'Duck Family near the Riverside'
Size: 40 x 80 cm (15,7 x 31,5 inch)
Signed: lower left; Constant Artz
Inventory no.: 758KL2
Constant David Ludovic Artz was born in The Hague as the son of David Adolf Constant Artz, who was a painter of mostly fisherman scenes.
He followed the Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, where he was a pupil of Tony Offermans. He also received lessons from H.W. Mesdag.
He lived and worked in Soestdijk and became already during his life a very famous artist. Constant painted mainly rural life scenes, landscapes and mills, with a special affection for ducks.
He was also an excellent water colorist.
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