Barend Hendrik (Hendrik Barend) Koekkoek was born in Amsterdam as a member of the famous family of Koekkoek, who were almost all painters, loved and successful in their time.
Barend Hendrik was taught by his famous father Hermanus. He worked in Amsterdam, Brussels and in ca. 1882 he moved to England, where he worked in London and Guildford, following his brother Hermanus jr. and his cousin Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek. He painted foremost romantic forestviews and landscapes. Winterlandscapes and high rising trees are typical for his English period.
His technique, oil paint on canvas, is typical for the 19th-century Romantic period.
He died in London, probably in 1909.
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