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Louis Apol

1850 - 1936

The following paintings by Louis Apol are for sale

Louis Apol painter of winter landscapes

Louis Apol was born in The Hague in 1850. Apol specialized in painting landscapes at an early age. In doing so, he followed a typically Dutch tradition that emerged among seventeenth-century landscape painters such as Hendrick Avercamp and Aert van der Neer. Although Louis Apol also painted autumnal and summer landscapes, his main focus was winter landscapes. His big breakthrough came in 1875, when the Rijksmuseum bought his monumental painting entitled A January Evening in the Woods of The Hague.

At the age of fifteen, Louis Apol was taught by the Romantic landscape painter J.F. Hoppenbrouwers, whose influence can be seen in the intricately painted winter scenes Apol painted in the seventies. When the artist made his debut at the Salon for living masters in The Hague in 1869, fellow painter Andreas Schelfhout prophesied ‘that boy will go far’. Louis Apol soon received recognition courtesy of a royal grant, and he successfully displayed his work at exhibitions.

Louis Apol his career

He had established his reputation as an artist and was soon able to demand good prices for his work. In 1880, he sailed on the ‘Willem Barentsz’ to Spitsbergen (Novaya Zemlya). The many sketches he drew there provided him with inspiration for paintings for the rest of his career. Louis Apol was reserved in his landscapes: a lone walker on a path, a sleigh in the snow, or a horse-drawn carriage loaded with timber in a winter forest. Over the course of the 1880s, Louis Apol’s brushwork gradually became more loose. His later work can justifiably be regarded as impressionistic. Details did not concern him; rather, he endeavoured to capture the mood of the tranquil landscape as effectively as possible. His atmospheric winter scenes rivalled those of his older colleagues in the Hague School. His paintings were often sold to buyers in English-speaking countries through renowned art dealers such as Goupil and Van Wisselingh. Goupil’s sales ledgers at its Paris headquarters reveal his broad popularity with collectors and art dealers in the Netherlands as well as the US, Germany, and Great Britain. Both Queen Wilhelmina and her mother, Emma, owned works by Louis Apol. However, owing to the high level of interest, people soon began to imitate his work, even during his lifetime.

Louis Apol became the master of winter landscapes in the Hague School. He received several accolades for his work, including a gold medal at the World Exhibition in Barcelona. Louis Apol’s paintings feature in the collections of almost all major museums in the Netherlands.

Previously for sale

No longer available Louis Apol | Winters landschap met trekschuit

Louis Apol

Winters landschap met trekschuit »

No longer available Louis Apol | Molen in besneeuwd landschap

Louis Apol

Molen in besneeuwd landschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Besneeuwde laan met paard en wagen

Louis Apol

Besneeuwde laan met paard en wagen »

No longer available Louis Apol | Horse and carriage in the snow

Louis Apol

Horse and carriage in the snow »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winter landscape with horse and carriage

Louis Apol

Winter landscape with horse and carriage »

No longer available Louis Apol | Man op een 'Malle Jan' in een besneeuwd landschap

Louis Apol

Man op een ‘Malle Jan’ in een besneeuwd landschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winterlandschap met paard en wagen

Louis Apol

Winterlandschap met paard en wagen »

No longer available Louis Apol | Houtsprokkelaar langs een besneeuwd bospad

Louis Apol

Houtsprokkelaar langs een besneeuwd bospad »

No longer available Louis Apol | Cottage in winter forest

Louis Apol

Cottage in winter forest »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winterse boslaan

Louis Apol

Winterse boslaan »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winters rivierlandschap met molens

Louis Apol

Winters rivierlandschap met molens »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winterlandschap

Louis Apol

Winterlandschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Sundown in a snowy landscape

Louis Apol

Sundown in a snowy landscape »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winters landschap met paard en wagen

Louis Apol

Winters landschap met paard en wagen »

No longer available Louis Apol | Boer met paard en wagen in winters landschap

Louis Apol

Boer met paard en wagen in winters landschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winterlandschap met op de achtergrond Paleis Huis ten Bosch, Den Haag

Louis Apol

Winterlandschap met op de achtergrond Paleis Huis ten Bosch, Den Haag »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winterse landweg

Louis Apol

Winterse landweg »

No longer available Louis Apol | Besneeuwd landschap met wandelaars langs een vaart

Louis Apol

Besneeuwd landschap met wandelaars langs een vaart »

No longer available Louis Apol | Visser bij een molen in een winters polderlandschap

Louis Apol

Visser bij een molen in een winters polderlandschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winters landschap bij zonsondergang

Louis Apol

Winters landschap bij zonsondergang »

No longer available Louis Apol | Wandelaar bij een molen in een winters landschap

Louis Apol

Wandelaar bij een molen in een winters landschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Wandelaar langs een vaart in een winters landschap

Louis Apol

Wandelaar langs een vaart in een winters landschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Vaart bij ondergaande zon in besneeuwd landschap

Louis Apol

Vaart bij ondergaande zon in besneeuwd landschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Hout laden in een winters bos met ondergaande zon

Louis Apol

Hout laden in een winters bos met ondergaande zon »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winterlandschap met kar

Louis Apol

Winterlandschap met kar »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winters bosgezicht met paard en wagen

Louis Apol

Winters bosgezicht met paard en wagen »

No longer available Louis Apol | Winterlandschap met wandelaar langs een vaart

Louis Apol

Winterlandschap met wandelaar langs een vaart »

No longer available Louis Apol | Paard en wagen in een winters landschap

Louis Apol

Paard en wagen in een winters landschap »

No longer available Louis Apol | Boot in een besneeuwde vaart

Louis Apol

Boot in een besneeuwde vaart »

No longer available Louis Apol | Wintery forest lane with horse and carriage

Louis Apol

Wintery forest lane with horse and carriage »

No longer available Louis Apol | Jager in een winters bos

Louis Apol

Jager in een winters bos »