Pieneman, Jan Willem

PAINTER (THE NETHERLANDS)
BORN 4 Nov 1779, Abcoude, Utrecht - DIED 8 Apr 1853, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
GRAVE LOCATION Amsterdam, Noord-Holland: Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats, Kruislaan 126 (01-35-023)

Jan Willem Pieneman was educated for a commercial profession, but he studied at the Amsterdam City Drawing Academy. He was engaged as drawing teacher at the artillery and engineering school in Amersfoort in 1805. In 1816 he became the deputy director of the Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague. From 1820 until his death in 1853 he was the director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam.

Pieneman is best known for his paintings of scenes from Dutch history. "De heldenmoed van de prins van Oranje bij Quatre-bras op 15 juni 1815" (1818) is a large painting that he made for Soestdijk Palace. In 1824 he painted "De Slag bij Waterloo", now at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. For this painting he travelled several times to England to portray the Duke of Wellington.

Family
• Son: Pieneman, Nicolaas

Images

The grave of Jan Willem Pieneman and his son Nicolaas Pieneman at Nieuwe Ooster cemetery, Amsterdam.
Picture by Androom (23 May 2008)

 

Sources
• Broek, Annet van den, Koos Groen, Hun Laatste Rustplaats, Bosch & Keuning, Baarn, 1985
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Jan Willem Pieneman - Wikipedia


Pieneman, Nicolaas

Published: 21 May 2021
Last update: 15 Feb 2022