Polperro Harbour

Artist: HENDRIK JAN WOLTER (1873-1952)
Signiture: Signed lower left H J Wolter
Title: Polperro Harbour
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 40ins x 47ins (100cm x 119cm)


Hendrik Jan Wolter was born in Haarlem in 1873. in 1895 he was admitted to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp, then the Institut Superieur and was awarded the Willink Collen Prize. During this time met and was influenced by Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and Theo van Rysselburghe. Wolter considered himself a passionate plein-air painter, and he was attracted by water, sea and travel. By 1910 he had moved to the English coast of Cornwall, where he painted views of the harbours of Polperro, St Ives, and Lynmouth, before returning to Amsterdam in 1924, where he became professor at the Academy for Visual Arts.

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