Our Art / Jac van Looy
The son of a carpenter, van Looy (1855–1930) first ventures in painting began during his training to become a house painter. He then began his academic training, drawing classes from the academy in Amsterdam. He lived his life as an Epicurean, meaning that he practiced a modest life in order to gain knowledge of the workings of the world. He painted and wrote with imagination about the outward appearance of our everyday life, portraying the world he saw around him. After his death, his home was converted to a museum in his name.