Evert Pieters
(Amsterdam 1856 – Laren 1932)
My Wife Marie
Signed lower left
Oil on board, 57.1 x 44.8 cm
On the reserve a signed sketch of a seated lady in black chalk.

Evert Pieters was born in a poor family and was apprenticed to a house painter at an early age. At the age of nineteen he went to Antwerp, seeking an apprenticeship with a decorative painter. While he was there, he also took drawing classes at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He remained in Belgium as a freelance painter and won a medal at the Seconde Exposition Internationale d’Anvers in 1894. Shortly thereafter Pieters married Marie van de Bossche (1855-1940), with whom he returned to the Netherlands and settled in Blaricum in 1897. This painting shows Marie in their garden.

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