Dick Finkelnberg, painter  

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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. 

 

 

The sea and its beach and dunes and the activities of the fishing population on the beach have always been a big attraction to him. This is clearly shown in his work. In this way he brings back to life Scheveningen as it once was. Besides these seascapes he paints several different subjects, including winter scenes. Sometimes he uses Sotheby's or Christie's as a source of inspiration for his own works to try to implement his many ideas.

 

 

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