Frederik Marinus Kruseman
Haarlem 1816 – 1882 Elsene (Belgium)
Frederik Marinus Kruseman was a renowned landscape painter from the Dutch Romantic School. He was a pupil of Nicolaas Roosenboom (1805-1880) and of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862). Althought Koekkoek’s influence is apparent in Kruseman’s oeuvre, the artist created a very personal style. About two third of Kruseman’s paintings are winter landscapes with skaters, a very popular genre at that time and still today. Typical for Kruseman’s works are his trees with meandering branches and the warm red evening skies above his landscapes.