Henriëtte Ronner Knip Biography | Oil Paintings

5-31-1821 Amsterdam, NED - 3-2-1909 Brussels, BEL

Knip, Henriëtte Ronner

Since the age of five, Henriëtte Ronner Knip demonstrated ability and disposition for drawing and reproduced many sketches from her father, the artist Josephus Augustus Knip when they were living in France. By the age of three, her father had lost sight in one eye, and after settling in the Netherlands, at age eleven, when he was losing the sight in the other eye, Josephus decided to seriously train his daughter, as she would become responsible for providing income for the family.

Henriëtte Ronner Knip learned and began to create artworks fast to sell them and make money. By the time she was sixteen years old, she showed her work at the yearly art exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 1845 Henriette Ronner-Knip dedicated her works to animal scenes that depicted dogs, hunting dogs in the forests, and countryside heaths She began to receive critical praise for her paintings. That same year, they moved from Brabant to Brussels, Belgium.

Not long after moving to Brussels, Henriëtte Ronner Knip changed the focus from pets to the dog carts, which was a typical method for transportation by farmers and peddlers during the nineteenth century. Henriëtte established her reputation as a dog painter, received an increasing number of commissions from distinguished patrons, including the Kings of Prussia, Portugal, and the Queen of Belgium, and was asked by the Countess of Flanders to paint portraits of her dogs. She got married in 1850 and gave birth to six children, two of them, Alfred Ronner, and Alice Ronner would become artists.

Despite her growing popularity and fame, she lived modestly and eventually changed the subject matter of her oil paintings, which contributed to her fame. Around 1870, she shifted her attention from painting dogs to cats. That change occurred when a cat found her way into her home, and Henriëtte Ronner-Knip’s interest was aroused.

Artists Influencing Henriëtte Ronner Knip: Josephus Augustus Knip.
She Traveled To France, Belgium, Germany
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist.

Henriëtte Ronner Knip Hand-Painted Oil Painting Reproductions.

Henriëtte Ronner Knip Museum Art Replicas on Canvas.

The World's Artists Most Popular Products and Services

You can do a deep search for an oil painting by specific artists, colors, or subject matter . You can also check the art movements page to find the painter linked to a particular art movement. If you do not see your favorite artist or an oil painting, request it in our made-to-order, custom-made oil painting section or contact us . You can choose an oil painting reproduction to see it in your home or office surroundings and find out how to do it in our wall art mock-up photo . We also provide additional resources about art canvas sizes and oil painting care .

In our studio and on our artists pages, you will learn about the painting process and how we paint the oil painting reproductions. The same procedures pictured are used for painting: pet portraits , portrait oil paintings from your photographs , and oil paintings of your home . We uncovered some of the exact locations where famous oil paintings were painted. See the side-by-side comparisons in Then and Now, plus Tilt-Shift painting photos . On top of that, some of the famous painters' oil paintings were made into interesting tilt-shift photos.