Musée No:318.001Regular price £25.00
Zinnias in a Green Jar
Artist: Floris Verster
Floris Hendrik Verster (1861 – 1927) was a Dutch painter. His father was a renowned scholar and painter of birds. Hendrik took drawing lessons from Gerardus Johannes Bos. Between 1880 and 1884 he continued his training at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. For two years from 1882 he shared a studio in Leiden with his future brother-in-law, the still-life painter Menso Kamerlingh Onnes (he married Jenny in 1892). From 1885 onwards he experimented in still life painting influenced by Kamerlingh Onnes and French painters. He was a superb colourist, his style and choice of colours very different from Hague School style. In Brussels he met members of the avant-garde artists' group Les Vingt. Under their influence he began working with a rough brush strokes and intense colours. He gained success with his large and exuberant works of floral still lifes and landscapes. In 1891 he took part in the salon of Les XX in Brussels. By 1892 his work had changed again and he focused on drawings in crayons with serene subjects. From 1900 onwards he began to paint and established himself as a celebrated artist in the Netherlands.
The Flowers : Zinnias : you can grow these beautiful pink, yellow, red, orange bursts of summer daisy like joy from seed – easily. They are annuals and are one of the easiest flowers to grow. They grow quickly and have abundant flowers throughout the summer and early autumn.