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Henri Goovaerts

male / Dutch
Qualifications
copyist, painting conservator, painter, draftsman
copied very much in the Prado to Titian, Velasquez, Murillo, Teniers and Luca Giordano. He sold the majority of this on the spot to tourists to spice up his scanty monthly wage. The Rijksacademie bought only two paintings (Velasquez 'Nar and Las Hilanderas (currently owned by ICN); copied in Rome (ceiling Sistine Chapel) and in Florence (Boticelli' Allegory of Spring 'and a portrait of Bronzino); painted ten portraits of Maastricht mayors (council chamber in Maastricht); also led a studio in Aachen (Scheen 1981)
Nationality/school
Dutch
Born
Maastricht 1865-11-13
Deceased
Sint Pieter (Maastricht) 1912-08-23
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1880 - 1912
ca. 1880-1912
Education
Academie van Mechelen
Amsterdam 1887-1889; in 1890 he won the 'Prix de Rome' (annual money NLG 1200.-), as well as the so-called 'Emmageld': a one-time royal subsidy of NLG 1000 set up by Queen Regent Emma.
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam)
Active in
  • Maastricht 1863 - 1883
    According to the Maastricht population registers 1860-1890, Goovaerts lived at Capucijnenstraat 43 until 11 July 1883 when he moved to Mechelen.
  • Mechelen
  • Amsterdam 1887 - 1889
  • Spanje 1890
    was there because of the Prix de Rome
  • Italië 1891-03 - 1893-02
    was there because of the Prix de Rome
  • Parijs 1900 - 1901
    News article Limburger Koerier 1933-08-12, press archive RKD ' Goovaerts, Henri Florimond'; Scheen 1981, p. 171
  • Spanje 1893-03 - 1894-08
  • Parijs 1895
  • Maastricht 1895 - 1898
  • Maastricht 1896
    Capucijnenstraat 43 until 1896; Maastricht population register 1890-1920
  • Essen (Noord-Rijnland-Westfalen) 1896-05-11 - 1896
  • Maastricht 1897-03-02 - 1898
    Returned to Capucijnenstraat 43; Maastricht population register 1890-1920
  • Düsseldorf 1898-04-20 - 1906
  • Hamburg
  • Aken 1906 - 1911
    led a studio here (Scheen 1981)
  • Sint Pieter (Maastricht) 1906 - 1912
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
portrait, history (as a genre)
Prijzen
Creation date: 1994-01-25; Last modified date: 2019-09-30

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