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Théophile de Bock

1851 - 1904

Born in The Hague, Bock started out as a clerk for the Dutch Railway Company, but then turned to painting full time. He trained in The Hague under the landscape painters J.W. van Borselen, J.H. Weissenbruch and Jacob Maris. He spent the years 1878 to 1880 in the village of Barbizon in the Forest of Fontainebleau, and from 1880 to 1883 he lived in Paris, before returning to Holland.

He was primarily a landscape painter, and was influenced by Corot, Millet and Rousseau.