Jan Zoetelief Tromp

1872 - 1947
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Johannes Zoetelief (Jan) Tromp (Batavia, 13 December 1872 – Breteuil, 28 September 1947) work concentrated mostly on sunny beach scenes with children playing in the sand, as well as every day scenes from fishing and farming life. Stylewise as well as  subject-wise, there is a certain kinship with the Hague School, albeit Zoetelief Tromp’s works are brighter and more colourful. He mainly spent his holidays in Katwijk and where he enjoyed painting the beaches. He often used his own family as models. His beach views are always sunny, bright and cheerful, whereas his scenes of the hard life of farmers and fishermen were generally captured in darker and more muted colours .