H.J. Wijngaard is mainly known as a painter of the Dutch landscape. He was born in Amsterdam on the 21st of January in 1922. At a very early age it was noticed that he had an artistic gift. It is no surprise then, that from 1938 until 1941 he became an art student at the Rijksnormaalschool in Amsterdam. His artistic skills at school where soon recognized and to enhance his skills even further, he got privat lessons from P.Twisker, a teacher at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.
In Nieuwkoop, a village where he lived for a couple of years, he painted the sheets of water in a very beautiful and unique way. When he moved to the surroundings of de Dutch rivers, he was captured by the beauty of the wide riverscape. The way he paints the surrounding and especially the way he paints the light on the water is simply outstanding. The beautifully painted skies are also very striking and show how skilled H.J. Wijngaard really is.
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