Dick Finkelnberg was born in The Hague on
April 26, 1957. The artist has lived on the Scheveningen coast for
the past 25 years. He is married and a father of two. He started
painting 24 years ago. Due to the fact he was often making drawings during
his breaks he received oil-paint and some brushes as a birthday gift from
friends at work. One thing led to another and his first painting was
created. It portrayed a flat-bottomed barge, from Jacob Maris. People
loved it and this encouraged him to go on. Finkelnberg has painted many a
painting in the tradition of the famous Dutch masters from the Romantic
and The Hague Schools.
Finkelnberg is much inspired by the famous from those days, such as:
Hermanus Koekoek, Bernard Blommers, Leonardo Verveer, Philip Sadee,
Abraham Hulk and many others. He made an extensive study of their
paintings. He has mastered their techniques.