Anna Adelaïde Abrahams

Netherlands / 1849 - 1930 / wikipedia
(Middelburg, June 16, 1849 - The Hague, January 18, 1930); Dutch painter.

Abrahams was born in Middelburg in 1849 as the daughter of bookseller Hendrik Paulus Abrahams and Johanna Wilhelmina Oudraat. Her first painting lessons were given by Jan Frederik Schütz sr., A marine painter. Around 1866 Abrahams stayed in the Gelderse Oosterbeek, where she was trained by several painters. From 1877 she took painting lessons at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. She also took lessons with the painter Petrus van der Velden. Abrahams mainly painted still lifes, especially of flowers or fruits. Abrahams' works were awarded an honorable mention at international exhibitions in Paris in 1899 and in 1900. Her work was exhibited in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, The Hague (1890), Düsseldorf, Paris and Utrecht, among others.

Abrahams was a member of the Hague painter association ODIS, of the Haagse Kunstkring, of the artists' society Pulchri Studio in The Hague and of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.

Abrahams work is part of the Mesdag Collection in The Hague. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Zeeuws Museum, the Museum Gouda, the Museum Veluwezoom, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Kröller-Müller Museum also have work from Abrahams in their collections.

Abrahams was unmarried. She died in January 1930 at the age of 80 in her hometown The Hague. She was buried on January 21, 1930 at the General Cemetery Kerkhoflaan. After her death, her work was auctioned on October 21, 1930. Apart from her own work, it included works by Paul Arntzenius, Hendrik Haverman, Sientje van Houten and Willem de Zwart.
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