Johan Thorn Prikker

Dutch , 1868 - 1932

Dutch painter, printmaker, mosaicist and stained glass artist, Johan Thorn Prikker was born in 1868 in The Hague. From 1881 to 1888 he attended the Kononklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. Until about 1896, he produced mostly Symbolist works, featuring notable emphatic line flow and subtle color shading, as in “The Bride”.

During the 1890s, Prikker came in contact with a number of Belgian artists, in particular Henry Van de Velde, who made it possible for Prikker to exhibit with Les XX in Brussels. Prikker regularly spent summers in Vise, where he produced pastel drawings using pointillism, a style that he used to achieve a form of abstraction.
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