The painter Marinus Drulman worked a lot under the pseudonym Marinus de Jongere. He made study trips to Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany. Was a student at the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. Drawing and painting in the naturalistic-impressionistic style, landscapes and harbors. Gained great fame through its harbor views. Work is, among other things, in the possession of the Kamper museum.
Marinus de Jongere experienced his artistic heyday in the fifties and sixties, precisely the time when Rotterdam was developing into the world's number one port. The ocean giants of the Holland America Line were a familiar sight on the Wilhelminapier and images of those ships, the pride of seafaring Holland, were in great demand. De Jongere delivered several paintings a day at that time. He had a whole series of canvases in a row in his studio.
The fame of the painter is not limited to the Netherlands. The Greek ship magnate Onassis once ordered 28 canvases, on which all ships of his fleet were depicted separately. The American president Lyndon B. Johnson visited the painter in his studio in Hillegersberg during a visit in the 1960s and bought five Dutch landscapes. Because in addition to ports, the Younger also liked to paint mills and streams. He walked straight into the polder from his house.
Marius de Jongere also owned a house in Switzerland, which in turn led to a number of paintings with mountain landscapes with snowy peaks. In the middle of these mountains he also worked a lot on his harbor views.
The purely Rotterdam-like painter, however, came from Amsterdam. His name was actually M.J. Drulman, after his mother, but preferred to use the name of his stepfather, the painter and etcher Marius Janssen. This is how the Marinus de Jongere pseudonym arose. Only during the occupation, when artists were not allowed to work under a pseudonym, did he use his own name: Drulman. Work with this signature can therefore be traced back to this period.
There are many famous and appreciated painters of the port of Rotterdam. However, De Jongere occupies a separate place between them. He painted the things you saw as a little kid strolling along the harbor side and scooping bananas from the banana boats in the Maashaven. As a result of the social, cultural and economic changes in post-modern Rotterdam, there is a desire for that proud port city of the past. To that sense of; this is our city, this is what Rotterdam looks like. The paintings of the Jongere revive the glory days of the port. The years that cargo ships were under steam on the Maas and tugboats sailed in and out. A feverish activity prevails on his canvases.
- Marius de Jongere (1912-1977) Toegeschreven aan
- Título de la obra
- Sailing boat
- Óleo sobre panel
- Sin firmar
- En buenas condiciones
- Vendido con marco
- Dimensiones de las imágenes
- 29×40 cm
- Dimensiones totales
- 40×4×50 cm