Remigius Adrianus van Haanen - vendere e comprare opere
5 January 1812, Oosterhout (Netherlands) - 13 August 1894, Bad Aussee (Austria)
Remigidius Adrianus Haanen was a landscape painter who was particularly renowned for his depictions of winter. He also produced numerous etchings and pen drawings.
Haanen was born into a family of artists. His father, the restorer, art dealer and genre painter Casparis Haanen taught him and his siblings (Adriana Johanna Haanen, George Gillis Haanen und Elisabeth Alida Haanen). In later years, he became a student of the animal painter Jan van Ravensway in Hilversum (Netherlands). He settled in Vienna in 1836, after an extended study trip to the Rhine, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart and Munich.
He attended the Vienna University of Applied Arts, studying under the painter and illustrator Peter Johann Geiger. But even there, he tirelessly crisscrossed Europe, also travelling to Russia in 1852. While residing in Hungary, he studied landscape painting and also worked as art adviser to the Esterhazy family in Budapest. His services as expert were frequently called upon due to his profound understanding of art.
He contributed several works to the Exposition Universelle of 1855 in Paris. The style of his works is reminiscent of the Old Masters, although his paintings frequently display a distinctly Mannerist touch. Even during his lifetime, Haanen’s reputation as an artist spread far beyond the borders of his Dutch homeland, and he was member of numerous academies, among them in Vienna, Amsterdam, St Petersburg, Milan and Venice.
He was awarded the Order of the Oak Crown by William II of the Netherlands in 1846.
He passed on his artistic talent to his son Cecil van Haanen, who focused on portrait and genre painting. He also taught the architecture and fruit painter Fritz Haanen.
Most of his paintings are signed “R. v. Haanen” (he officially changed his name to Van Haanen in 1888).
He died in the summer of 1894 while taking a cure in Bad Aussee.