Johannes Weiland

Title:   “Mother and Daughter in the Kitchen”

Artist:  Johannes Weiland (Dutch, 1856-1909)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Size: 29.5” high x 23” wide.

Date: Circa 1880-1909

Signature:  Signed twice on the front, lower left and lower right, signed once on the back.

Item  B143

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Johannes Weiland Biography

(b. 1856 – Vlaardingen, Holland. d. 1909 – The Hague, Holland)

 Johannes Weiland was born in Vlaardingen, Holland.  He was a versatile artist who painted scenes of boats, still lives, flowers, and even dolls.  However, he is particularly known for genre scenes with figures, often mothers and their children, who are portrayed with unsentimental yet sensitive skill and understanding. His figures are often situated in domestic interiors, dim, humble, and unobtrusive, which provide a quietly dramatic background for the often intense and almost palpable connection between his subjects.  The titles of his works (“The Tender Mother,” “Fisherwomen at Schevingen,” “Interior of a Dutch Farmhouse,” “The Knitting Lesson,” “The Blessing,”  etc.) reveal the quotidian moments of Dutch life that he preferred to paint.

Weiland was a professor at the Rotterdam Academy and was the recipient of several awards while there.  His works have also been exhibited in Amsterdam, London, and Los Angeles.  His son, Johannes Weiland, Jr. (1894-1976) was also a painter.  In the United States, Weiland’s works are in museums in Albany and Los Angeles; they are also in museum collections in Leeds and London, England, and Dordrecht, Holland.

Biography from Roger King Fine Art