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(22 February 1821 - 14 November 1888) was Flemish poet born in Antwerp. He is usually referred to as "van Beers the elder" to distinguish him from his son, Jan van Beers, the painter. Van Beers was essentially a Netherlander, though politically a Belgian, expressing his thoughts in the same language as any North Netherland writer. In fact, the poems of Jan van Beers are perhaps more popular in the Netherlands than in Belgium, and of many of them there exist more editions printed in the Netherlands than in his political fatherland. Van Beers started life as a teacher of Dutch language and literature, first at Mechelen, then at Lier, and in 1860 was appointed a professor of both at the Athenaeum (high school) in Antwerp, where he had also been a sub-librarian in the communal library. Van Beers as a teacher was early in the field, with Hendrik Conscience, Willems and others, when the Flemish movement began. He composed a Dutch grammar (1852), which, in enlarged editions, still holds the field, and a volume of selections from Dutch authors, both books being so much appreciated that the Belgian government made them text-books in the public schools. Van Beers's historical poems, the principal of which is, perhaps, Jakob Van Maerlant (Amsterdam, 1860), helped the Flemish revival in Belgium as powerfully as his school-books. He is best known, however, as the writer of ballads and songs. Jongelingsdroomen ("A Young Man's Dreams") first appeared at Antwerp and Amsterdam in 1853. These poems were followed by Levensbeelden ("Life Figures or Pictures," Amsterdam, 1858) and by Gevoel en Leven ("Feeling Living," Amsterdam, 1869). His Rijzende Blaren ("Rising Leaves") first made its appearance at Ghent and Rotterdam in 1883.

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Jan van Beers Lady of the Directoire oil painting artist


Jan van Beers Lady of the Directoire oil painting artist

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Painting ID::  73387
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1889(1889) Oil on panel 240 X 184 cm (94.49 X 72.44 in) cjr

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Jan van Beers On the Balcony oil painting artist


Jan van Beers On the Balcony oil painting artist

On the Balcony
Painting ID::  73970
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Oil on canvas 41.3 X 32.7 cm (16.26 X 12.87 in) cjr

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Jan van Beers Lady of the Directoire oil painting artist


Jan van Beers Lady of the Directoire oil painting artist

Lady of the Directoire
Painting ID::  75073
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Date 1889(1889) Medium Oil on panel Dimensions 240 X 184 cm (94.49 X 72.44 in) cyf

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Jan van Beers On the Balcony oil painting artist


Jan van Beers On the Balcony oil painting artist

On the Balcony
Painting ID::  75477
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Date Unknown date Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 41.3 X 32.7 cm (16.3 X 12.9 in) cyf

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Jan van Beers Portrait of a Man oil painting artist


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Portrait of a Man
Painting ID::  85730
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Oil on panel Dimensions 31.8 x 40 cm (12.5 x 15.7 in) cyf

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