Apol, L.F.H. Apol, Louis Apol ...... (born 1850-1936)

The Hague, 6 Sept 1850; The Hague, 22 Nov 1936. Dutch painter. He was a pupil of Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers (1819-66) and Pieter Stortenbeker (1828-98) and studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. His first exhibited work, in 1869, was a summer landscape, but he made his name with A January Evening in the Hague Woods (c. 1875; Amsterdam, Rijksmus.). He specialized in winter landscapes; his works became extremely popular in the last quarter of the 19th century. In views such as Wood in Winter (c. 1884; Haarlem, Teylers Mus.) staffage, in the shape of skaters, horse-drawn sleighs and so on, is subordinated to the overall mood. In this respect he differs from other Dutch painters of winter scenes such as Andreas Schelfhout and Hoppenbrouwers. Apol had a broad, pronounced manner of painting and was considered one of the minor masters of the Hague school. He made many drawings on a trip to Novaya Zemlya in 1880 (Amsterdam, Rijksmus.; Amsterdam, Ned. Hist. Scheepvaartsmus.). The journey resulted in a number of paintings of arctic scenes, including Ship in the Ice near Novaya Zemlya (untraced; ex-de Geus van Heuvel priv. col., Nieuwe Sluis) and a panorama, Nova Zembla (1892; destr.; small replica Amsterdam, Ned. Hist. Scheepvaartsmus.). Apol also painted a number of summer landscapes and river and town views, some dating from 1886 to 1892, when he left The Hague temporarily to live in Roosendaal near Arnhem.

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