Dutch artist Johannes Engel Masurel is predominantly known for capturing quiet moments within rustic domestic settings. He also produced still lifes and portraits. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he received a first-class education via the Royal Academy of Art in Amsterdam and also under Jacobus Schoemaker Doyer (1792-1867).
His works are reminiscent of the great 17th-century masters, such as Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) and Flemish painter David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690). The rich artistic heritage of genre painting in the low countries firmly embedded in his DNA.
Mothers prepare meals in kitchens laden with fresh produce while children are entertained by the family pet. And young couples whisper secret musings, the walls adorned with intricate Delft tiles. Each carefully composed with a sense of mathematical precision - chiaroscuro bringing interest and depth.
Today, Johannes Engel Masurel is represented at the Rijksmuseum, Musée d'Orsay, Amsterdam Museum, and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Amsterdam and also under Jacobus Schoemaker Doyer (1792-1867).
Shared a studio with friend Johan Daniël Ebersbach.
Became a member of Arti et Amicitiae (A Dutch artist's society).