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Carel Nicolaas Storm van 's Gravesande, 1841-1924

Nationality: Dutch
Date of Birth: 1841.01.21
Place of Birth: Breda
Date of Death: 1924.02.07
Place of Death: The Hague

Identity:

Carel Nicolaas Storm van 's Gravesande was a Dutch printmaker and painter.

Life:

Van 's Gravesande worked in Brussels from 1869 until 1893 under first Willem Roelofs and then Paulus Gabriël. He learnt to etch under Félicien Rops who had been introduced to him through Lawrence Alma-Tadema. His etchings brought him much praise. He exhibited in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Boston and New York between 1873 and 1895. Series of his etchings were published in Paris by Goupil in 1877 (La Hollande) and in London by Dowdeswell in 1880 (Sketches in Holland). Gravesande also produced landscapes and still lifes painted in an Impressionist manner.

When Whistler was ill and staying at the Hague in 1902, he was visited by van 's Gravesande.

Bibliography:

Wesly, E., 'Carel Storm van 's Gravesande', Elsevier's geïllustreerd maandschrift, vol. 4, 1892, pp. 329-44; Knuttel, G., (ed.), C. N. Storm van 's Gravesande, The Hague, 1928; Jansen, G., 'Carel Nicolaas Storm van 's Gravesande', The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 21 March 2002).