[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
van ‘t HOFF, Adrianus Johannes [1893–1939]
“Achter de Duinen” [“Behind the Dunes”]
etching / 7.8 inches by 11.6 inches (image) / #6 of 100
Adrianus (sometimes Adriaan) van ‘t Hoff was a well known Dutch Arts and Crafts artist, famous especially for his travel posters and drawings and etchings of animals, particularly birds. He studied at the Academy of Figurative Art in the Hague and became one of the best loved and famed artists in the beginning of the 20th century. His work was strongly influenced by Art Deco and Jugendstil motifs, but shows none of that here. This example of his work came to the Community Collection from the van der Rijn family, owners of de Bijenkorf Department Store, who were themselves native to the Hague.