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Paul Rink (1862 - 1903)

Paul Rink

Signed lower right
Oil on canvas laid down on panel
45 x 28 cm.

This work was executed in 1890.

Paul Rink


Signed and dated lower left
black chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper
65 x 48 cm.

This work was executed in 1900.

Bergen, Museum Kranenburgh, Van Zaaien tot Maaien, June 26 - september 30 2007.
Deurne, Museum de Wieger, Van Zaaien tot Maaien, May 11 - August 31 2008.

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Paul Rink

(1862 - 1903)

The artist Paul Rink was born in a little Dutch town named Veghel in the province of North Brabant in the south the Netherlands. During the 1880s, he made many travels to Italy. Rink was fascinated by the lively street scenes and the colourful people of Mediterranean cities. After his return to the Netherlands, he settled in the Hague and later he moved to Edam on the Zuiderzee (now the IJsselmeer).

Rink was influenced by Realism. In his drawings and watercolours depicting fishermen and the Zuiderzee harbours, he emphasises the gruelling work of the fisherman. The portraits of the fisherman reveal the tough life these people must have led. Other subjects were completely different, however - charming scenes with children, for example. His later work had a symbolic character.