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Otto Eerelman

1839 - 1926

The following paintings by Otto Eerelman are for sale

Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) is generally considered one of the best Dutch animal painters of the nineteenth century. Born in Groningen to a family of six children, at the age of fifteen the young Otto Eerelman enrols in the Groningen Drawing Academy and quickly develops into a promising artist. Initially, Otto Eerelman is commissioned primarily for historical paintings and portraits, but later he gravitates towards painting dogs, horses, still lifes with flowers, and circus scenes.

After spending time in Antwerp and Brussels, Otto Eerelman eventually settles in The Hague, where he is readily assimilated into the artistic scene there and has no trouble finding commissions and prominent buyers. His animal paintings prove to be in great demand, and he gradually comes to work virtually exclusively in this area. His favoured subjects are dogs and horses. Otto Eerelman paints his first dog painting around 1872, but it is another ten years before he exhibits his first dog portrait. In the annals of the art of painting in the Netherlands, Otto Eerelman is the first artist to elevate this particular specialization to a high level.

Otto Eerelman had no natural inclination to produce innovative art, but was an inspired craftsman who grew to become the unrivalled master of the animal genre.

Previously for sale

No longer available Otto Eerelman | Feestelijke stoet arresleden in een Noord-Nederlands winterlandschap

Otto Eerelman

Feestelijke stoet arresleden in een Noord-Nederlands winterlandschap »

No longer available Otto Eerelman | In een rijtuig op een zomerse dag

Otto Eerelman

In een rijtuig op een zomerse dag »

No longer available Otto Eerelman | Hengst met op de achtergrond een bespannen koets

Otto Eerelman

Hengst met op de achtergrond een bespannen koets »

No longer available Otto Eerelman | De harddraverij van de amazones (Hippodrome, Parijs)

Otto Eerelman

De harddraverij van de amazones (Hippodrome, Parijs) »

No longer available Otto Eerelman | A Saint Bernard dog

Otto Eerelman

A Saint Bernard dog »

No longer available Otto Eerelman | A Saint Bernard puppy

Otto Eerelman

A Saint Bernard puppy »

No longer available Otto Eerelman | Meeting at a tavern

Otto Eerelman

Meeting at a tavern »

No longer available Otto Eerelman | Jong meisje met zwart-witte Sint Bernard hond in een park

Otto Eerelman

Jong meisje met zwart-witte Sint Bernard hond in een park »