Chest Top Buddhist Shrine
Oil-on-canvas, signed and dated “1936”
Painting: 23 ½” x 20 ¼”
Frame: 30” x 25 ½”
Netherlands artist, Dirk Schäfer was born in The Hague in 1864. He studied at the Academy in the Hague under Fr. Becker from 1880-1886. He later worked in The Hague, Amsterdam and Voorburg, painting still lifes, genre scenes and portraits. He worked in many mediums including oil, pencil, pastel, watercolor, etching and lithography. Schäfer was a member of the Dutch Art Circle and the Hague Art Circle. He exhibited extensively in the Hague and Amsterdam, and is represented in the Hague Municipal Museum.
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Thieme-Becker, ed. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler vonder Antike bis zu Gegenwart