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was a Dutch painter and the concierge of the Teylers Museum
Teyler's Museum , located in Haarlem, is the oldest museum in the Netherlands. The museum is in the former home of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst . He was a wealthy cloth merchant and Amsterdam banker of Scottish descent, who bequeathed his fortune for the advancement of religion, art and science...
According to the RKD he learned to paint while working for the decorative wall paper factory of J. Remmers in Amsterdam. From 1786 to 1819 he was the concierge ("kastelein") of the Teyler's Stichting in Haarlem, where he lived at the "Fundatiehuis". He painted landscapes, portraits, and flower still lifes in the manner of Jan van Huysum
Jan van Huysum, also spelled Huijsum, was a Dutch painter.-Biography:He was the brother of Jacob van Huysum, the son of the flower painter Justus van Huysum, and the grandson of Jan van Huysum I, who is said to have been expeditious in decorating doorways, screens and vases...
. His pupils were Hermanus van Brussel
Hermanus van Brussel, a landscape painter and etcher, was born at Haarlem in 1763, and died at Utrecht in 1815. Among his best etchings ismentioned a set of twenty-one landscapes with figures.-References:...
, Warnaar Horstink, Gerrit Johan van Leeuwen, Hendrina Alida Sollewijn, Abraham Vallenduuk, and Jacobus Vrijmoet.