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date: 09 May 2021

Apol, Louis [Lodewijk Franciscus Hendrikl]locked

(b The Hague, Sept 6, 1850; d The Hague, Nov 22, 1936).
  • Annemieke Hoogenboom


[Lodewijk Franciscus Hendrikl]

(b The Hague, Sept 6, 1850; d The Hague, Nov 22, 1936).

Dutch painter. He was a pupil of Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers (1819–66) and Pieter Stortenbeker (1828–98) and studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. His first exhibited work, in 1869, was a summer landscape, but he made his name with A January Evening in the Hague Woods (c. 1875; Amsterdam, Rijksmus.). He specialized in winter landscapes; his works became extremely popular in the last quarter of the 19th century. In views such as Woodin Winter (c. 1884; Haarlem, Teylers Mus.) staffage, in the shape of skaters, horse-drawn sleighs and so on, is subordinated to the overall mood. In this respect he differs from other Dutch painters of winter scenes such as Andreas Schelfhout and Hoppenbrouwers. Apol had a broad, pronounced manner of painting and was considered one of the minor masters of the Hague school. He made many drawings on a trip to Novaya Zemlya in ...

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P. A. Scheen: Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars, 1750–1950 (The Hague, 1981)