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Willem Bastiaan Tholen

male / Dutch
watercolorist, etcher, graphic artist, lithographer, painter, draftsperson, art teacher
starts teaching drawing lessons (in Gouda 1878-1879 and Kampen 1880-1885), after 1885 starts working exclusively as an artist (Scheen 1981)
Amsterdam (city) 1860-02-13
The Hague (city) 1931-12-05
Family relationships
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married Coba Muller in 1886; after her death, married Lita de Ranitz in 1919 (Jacobs 2000); brother of M.J. (Margo) Tholen; son of J.M. Arendsen and P.H.H. Tholen
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1875 - 1931
ca. 1875-1931
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam)
1876-1877, received the 'M.O.-akte tekenen' (Scheen 1981)
Polytechnische School (Delft)
1877-1878, received the 'M.O.-akte rechtlijnig tekenen' (Scheen 1981)
Haagse Academie
1887-1888; enrolled as a student (De Jong 1993, p. 42)
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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.
flower piece, forest landscape, animal painting (genre), views of villages, dune landscape, figure, genre, harbor view, interior view, church interior, landscape (genre), marine (genre), portrait, river landscape, cityscape, still life, winter landscape, self-portrait
watercolor, oil paint
Art movement
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Hague School, Amsterdam School
  • gouden medaille
    1903: Royal Golden Medal (Koninklijke Gouden Medaille) made available by Queen Emma (Jacobs 2000)
Member of
  • Pulchri Studio (Den Haag)
    also a member of the Dutch Etching Club (de Nederlandsche Etslcub) between 1885 and 1889, and a member of the Dutch Watercolor Society (Hollandsche Teekenmaatschappij) from 1887 onwards (De Jong 1993)
Creation date: 1992-01-26; Last modified date: 2023-02-09


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