Frederik Marinus Kruseman
Frederik Marinus Kruseman (1816, Haarlem - 1882, Brussels) is a Dutch landscape painter.
Born in Haarlem, a melancholic city located between Amsterdam and Leiden. He was one of seven children of Philip Benjamin Kruseman. His artistic talent manifested itself early and he was enrolled in the Haarlem City Drawing School (Stadstekenschool). He studied painting with J. van Ravensvey and B.K. Kukkuk. The artist quickly developed a talent for painting and gained popularity among art lovers. In 1833, when he was only seventeen years old, he participated in a major art exhibition in The Hague. Kruseman traveled a lot almost all his life, sketching various landscapes. He adhered to the romantic direction of painting and in his works combined real views of cities and nature with fantastic, invented by himself, ruins, castles and churches. Basically, the artist painted summer and winter landscapes, depicting small towns or villages on a bright sunny day. Krusemann's works are kept in the Roermond Municipal Museum, the Art Museum in Canton and other European collections and galleries.