Herman Eduard Knaake 1863 – 1948
Knaake was born in Zelhem as the son of the house painter Jan Frederik Knaake. Until 1900 he worked, like his father, as a house painter. At a young age he made work and study trips to Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Antwerp, Brussels and Paris. In Düsseldorf he received lessons from M.J.G. Meyer and in Paris he learned etchings from D. Chahine. Later he took art lessons, among others with Tony Offermans and Théophile de Bock. He was not only a painter, but also an etcher and draftsman. His way of painting is related to the Hague School. He died in December 1948 at the age of 85 in his home town of Zelhem.
40 x 60,5 (incl frame)