Koster, Everhardus (1817-1892)

Koster, Everhardus (1817-1892)
Koster, Everhardus (1817-1892)

Dutch artist Everhardus Koster is predominantly known for his fine marine scenes, which are rooted in the rich artistic heritage of his homeland. He trained at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, under Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove (1790-1880) before moving to Frankfurt, Germany. His works are held in numerous public collections including at the V&A in London.


Full member of the Rijksakademie.

Public Collections

V&A Museum, The Wilson, Cheltenham, Amsterdam Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Kröller-Müller Museum, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Maritime Museum, Rotterdam.



Born in The Hague, The Netherlands.

C. 1833

Enrolled at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Moved to Frankfurt, Germany.

Studied at the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt.

Moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Elected a member of the Rijksakademie.


Became a curator at the Villa Welgelegen, Haarlem, The Netherlands.


Following an accident, he lost his right eye.


Returned to The Hague.

Moved to Dordrecht, The Netherlands.


Died in Dordrecht.

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