Dutch, London (UK) 1813 – 1897 Zevenaar
Unlike his English colleagues, Abraham Hulk didn’t make any historic battles or ship portraits. Following the Dutch Romantic Movement he preferred to paint atmospheric seascapes and river landscapes in all kinds of weather. He animated the water and estuaries by various types of fishing vessels and working fishermen. His works show similarities with those of Johannes Christiaan Schotel (1787–1838) and Louis Meijer (1809– 1866).
Hulk worked in Amsterdam, Enkhuizen, Haarlem, Nijkerk and Oosterbeek. In 1870 he desired to return to England. He finally passed away in Zevenaar, the Netherlands, at the age of 83. He was a highly respected marine painter, both in England, as well as in the Netherlands.
Abraham Hulk had three sons who became artists as well: Hendrik Hulk (1842-1937), Abraham Hulk jr. (1843-1919) and Willem Frederik Hulk (1852-1882/1902)