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Joffer Ans van den Berg

Joffer Ans van den Berg

Anna Carolina (Ans) van den Berg (Amsterdam 1873 -1942 Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter and one of the Amsterdamse Joffers, a group of women specializing in painting still lifes and flowers in a lively impressionistic style. She was the only one among the Amsterdamse Joffers who did not attend the Academy. Van den Berg painted also portraits, figures, and interior scenes of Laren, but her preference was for floral still lifes.

After attending boarding school in Brussels, she received painting lessons in Amsterdam from Miss Keuchenius, later Mrs. Dijsselhof, and met the other Joffers. From time to time, she stayed in Paris and Bruxelles, where she drew from live models. Later, she received instruction from E.S. van Beever in Laren (North Holland) and P.P. Rink and Jo Bauer-Stumpff. She shared a studio on Keizersgracht with Jacoba Surie for 36 years and took vacation and study trips for many years. She was a member of 'Arti et Amicitiae' and 'St. Lucas' in Amsterdam. She taught Betsy Kaiser herself. Museum Boymans-van Beuningen and the Haags Gemeentemuseum own some of her works, among others.
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