The work shown here is by Dutch artist and photographer George Hendrik Breitner. Born in 1857, he initially became a painter and was a prime mover in the Impressionist movement in the Netherlands. He worked closely with Van Gogh.
In his 40s, Breitner turned further attention to photography, initially as a way to record scenes, and particularly weather conditions, for his paintings.
Breitner died in 1923, aged 66.
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