Abraham The Elder HULK
Abraham Hulk Senior biography:
Abraham Hulk Senior (1813-1897)
Abraham Hulk was the head of a renowned family of artists, his brother and sons also being painters. He first studied under the portrait painter Augustus Daiwaille (1786-1850) and later at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Between 1833 and 1834 Hulk traveled to New York and Boston, where he exhibited his works. Back in the Netherlands he lived in Amsterdam for several years. In 1870 he returned to England where he showed his works at the Royal Academy in London. Hulk became well-known for his seascapes in the tradition of Dutch marine painting. During his lifetime his romantic paintings, which combined technical craftsmanship, attention to detail and a special sensitivity to nature, were highly sought after. Works by Abraham Hulk are presented in numerous international naval museums.