Born on 01.05.1916 in Amsterdam, he was described as the “last Amsterdam impressionist”. At the age of 19, he became a member of the influential Amsterdam art group “Saint Lucas”. Studied at the Antwerp Art Academy, and was a student of the famous Dutch painter M.H. Macenzie. After the W.W. 2, he moved to Switzerland from where he made many study trips to Paris, London. Italy, Spain, Belgium Greece and Yugoslavia. He became a very successful painter of calendar and postcard illustrations. His post-impressionistic style that reminds of the famous Amsterdam painter G.H. Breitner has brought him a big fame and success in the Netherlands and abroad. Jan Korthals visited Macedonia around 1952. He made at least one illustration – a street view of Ohrid, sold by auction house De Elland in Diemen in September 2010.

Jan Korthals 1916-1972 Ochrid 1952 watercolor

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Vlatko potpis s

This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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