Geraldo Abraham Brender à Brandis
Dutch,The Hague 1878 – 1971 Blaricum
Geraldo Abraham Brender à Brandis came from a wealthy family. He studied at the Royal Academy in Amsterdam and thereafter at the Academy of The Hague, his city of birth. Among his teachers were Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig, Antoon der Kinderen and Jan Veth. After his studies, he lived in Laren and thereafter moved to a nice house in the quiet town of Blaricum. He became a member of the local art societies Vereeniging van Beeldende Kunstenaars Laren-Blaricum, the Gooische Kunstkring, as well as the more prestigious St. Lucas in Amsterdam. Furthermore, the artists spent some summer holidays in the UK, where he painted landscapes and horses. Also he travelled to the Italian region Bolzano.
Brender à Brandis particularly painted still lifes in style of the impressionists. Besides painting, drawing and lithography, he also designed book covers and worked as a metalworker. He was a teacher of the well-known painter and graphic artist Johan Briedé.