Uzeltje, by Cornelis Veth

Anne Cornelis Veth was born in Dordrecht as the son of the famous engraver Johann Wilhelm Kaiser. After his studies, he worked as a salesman in coffee and tobacco for a while. Around 1900, he took courses in drawing from his uncle Jan Veth, and later painting courses from Mart van Regteren Altena and, in Berlin, from Adolf Mayer. He was also known for his many books about art and his reviews of expositions. He wrote for De Groene Amsterdammer, De Telegraaf (1910-1916 and after 1922), Het Nieuws van de Dag (1916-1922) and De Haagse Courant. He was also an editor of Maandblad voor Beeldende Kunsten. He was an expert in the fields of caricatures, political cartoons and illustration art, and he wrote several books on the subjects. He wrote humorous books like 'Prikkel-idyllen' (1912-1916) and 'Klappertjes' (1928). In 1904, he wrote and illustrated 'Uzeltje'. He also made caricatures. He has lived in Dordrecht, Bussum, Berlin, Amsterdam, Voorburg and The Hague.

Uzeltje, by Cornelis Veth

Biography courtesy of Prentenboeken - Ideologie en Illustratie 1890-1950, by Saskia de Bodt and Jeroen Kapelle (Ludion, 2003)

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