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Andries Bonger

male / Dutch
Qualifications
art collector, patron, librarian
After finishing a course at the Amsterdam Trade School in december 1879, Andries Bonger went to Paris to become the youngest employee of Geo Wehry, a firm of stochbrokers of tabac, coffee, tea and rubber. In 1881 he became librarian at the Hollandsche Club, where he got to know Theo van Gogh. Theo made him familiar with French modern art. After his return to the Netherlands, Bonger started collecting, especially from his friends Odilon Redon and Emile Bernard. A large part of the collection was housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 1997. Most of the graphic collection was housed at the Haags Gemeentemuseum.
Nationality/school
Dutch
Born
Amsterdam 1861-05-20
Deceased
1936-01-20
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Brother of Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
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Active in
  • Amsterdam
    Weteringschans; he grew up here (Leeman et al. 2009, p.18)
  • Parijs 1879 - 1892
  • Lille (Frankrijk) 1885-06 - 1885-07
    He travelled together with Theo van Gogh to study Flemish Paintings (Leeman et al. 2009, p.21)
  • Brugge 1885-06 - 1885-07
    He travelled together with Theo van Gogh to study Flemish Paintings (Leeman et al. 2009, p.21)
  • Gent 1885-06 - 1885-07
    He travelled together with Theo van Gogh to study Flemish Paintings (Leeman et al. 2009, p.21)
  • Antwerpen 1885-06 - 1885-07
    He travelled together with Theo van Gogh to study Flemish Paintings (Leeman et al. 2009, p.21)
  • Nuenen (Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten) 1885-07
    Here he met the Van Gogh family (Hokkaido 2002, p240; Leeman et al. 2009, p.21)
  • Amsterdam 1885-08
    Weteringschans 121; He visited his family who lived there an upstairs apartment (Hokkaido 2002, p.240)
  • Parijs 1888 - 1891
    Rue de Ranelagh 127; Andries Bonger married Annie van der Linden at 3 may 1888 and they lived together at this address (Leeman et al. 2009, p.22)
  • Hilversum 1892-01
    A job offer in a nice position at the Amsterdam insurance company persuaded Andries Bonger to return to the Netherlands together with his wife (Leeman et al. 2009, p.26)
  • Amsterdam 1901 - 1907
    Stadhouderskade 56 (Leeman et al. 2009, p.73)
  • Amsterdam 1907 - 1908
    Vossiusstraat 22 (Leeman et al. 2009, p.73)
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Entered on: 2009-04-10; Modification on: 2018-06-07

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