Abraham Hulk Senior England

5-1-1813 London, ENG - 3-23-1897 Zevenaar, NED

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There exists a fine art family of Hulk painters as not only was Abraham Hulk Senior but so was his brother, Johannes Frederik Hulk Senior and his sons Willem Frederik Hulk, Johannes Frederik Hulk Junior and Abraham Hulk Junior too.

Abraham Hulk Senior was the teacher not only to his brother Johannes Frederik but to most of his family members and also to the painter Adrianus David Hilleveld.

Abraham Hulk Senior became one of the well known marine painters of his time in the 19th century and with that the patriarch of a whole family of Anglo Dutch painters. He studied first to paint portraits under the portrait painter, Jean Augustin Daiwaille and after that at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.

From 1833 to 1834 he traveled in America to New York and Boston where he exhibited in Boston. In 1834 he returned to the Netherlands where he first lived in Amsterdam and from 1834 to 1896 in The Hague and Leeuwarden. He became well known because he seemed to have the ability to paint the sea and its ships in such a different way for which he became one of the great marine painters. Abraham Hulk Senior is often mistakenly referred to as a Dutch artist due to the strong Dutch influence and conception of his paintings.

Movement: Romanticism
Influences: Jean Augustin Daiwaille, Johannes Frederik Hulk
Traveled: USA
Influenced: Adrianus David Hilleveld, Jean Augustin Daiwaille
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