The name Koekkoek is synonymous with nineteenth century Dutch painting. It was the foremost family of painters throughout the century.
Johannes Hermanus as born in Veere, a village in the south-west part of Holland. He was the father of Barend Cornelis, Marinus Adrianus, Johannes and Hermanus Koekkoek. There was a long line of painters of the Koekkoek family, most of whom remained faithful to the tradition of painting typical Dutch subjects.
Johannes Hermanus was specialized in painting city scenes with water, particularly seascapes. In his seascapes one can see that the painter had understanding of the several boats that sailed on the waters of Zeeland(province of Holland).
His works can be found in the following museums;
Paul Tetar Museum-Delft,
Boymans Museum-Rotterdam and
museums in Melbourne, London and Detroit.
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