Adrianus Eversen

Adrianus Eversen (Amsterdam, January 13, 1818 – Delft, December 1, 1897) was a Dutch painter. He was one of the most famous Dutch painter of cities and streets of portraits.

Adrianus Eversen was already appreciated in the 19th century, Adrianus Eversen portrayed the typical 19th century Dutch atmosphere in his work. As a member of Arti et Amicitiae he belonged to the society of elite artists of his time.

Eversen was a contemporary of Cornelis Springer. Both painters were students of Hendrik Gerrit ten Cate at the same time, and usually painted contemporary regional (Oud-Hollandse) cityscapes. In his choice of subjects, Eversen allowed himself more freedom. He painted mostly imaginary cityscapes, consisting of existing and invented fragments, unlike the more faithful representations of Springer.

His works depict the early Dutch grandmasters Jan van der Heyden and Isaac Ouwater.

The Eversen in Amsterdam lived and worked, and there between 1845 and 1885 his paintings exposed. Before he moved to Rotterdam in 1889, has an exhibition in The Hague and Leeuwarden done. He had his whole sheep Fens period a great demand for his paintings, and he has a lot of balance and Belgium and England sold. The two paintings collector John Sheepshanks has a great point of his paintings. Sheepshanks after his death came the paintings owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Eversen was a match of Cornelis Springer – both of whom were also pupils of H.G. Ten Cate – and painted, like these, mostly Old Dutch cityscapes. However, in the choice of his subjects, he allowed himself more freedoms. He painted largely imaginary city images, composed of existing and assembled fragments, as opposed to the more truthful Springer. He was also a pupil of Cornelis de Kruyff.

The everyday life of people, Dutch architecture, and the illumination effect of sunlight played a major role in his work.

The Eversen was a member of the elite club Arti et Amicitiae.

His works are known for their great topograheschen detail, and therefore just as interesting as the artistic of historical perspective. They describe scenes of daily life, and therefore also with the best record of the activities of the people in the Netherlands of that time.

In Europe, his paintings and museums of Amsterdam, Enkhuizen and Den Haag to see.

One of his descendants was the painter Johannes Hendrik Eversen.

November 2010 a biography of Adrianus Eversen appeared with an oeuvre catalog. Published by Pictures Publishers, written by Pieter Overduin.