Jan Wiegman (NL)


Jan Wiegman, born on February 11th, 1884 in Zwolle (NL) was an illustrator and a cartoon designer (e.g. Heintje Biet). He was apprenticed to Tjeerd Bottema, a famous Dutch illustrator. Jan Wiegman illustrated many children's books and was well known for his "blacks" (silhouette drawings). Two of his brothers, Piet and Matthieu Wiegman were well known Dutch painters; members of the so called "Bergensche School".
Jan Wiegman was introduced to Meulenhoff Publishers by an other famous Dutch painter and illustrator Jan Sluijters and he eventually worked for over sixty publishers. His work is often characterized as "routine" but we must bear in mind that he had to make a living with it. He also illustrated a number of commercial books. Jan Wiegman died on September 20th, 1963 in Heemstede (NL).
 
(Thanks: Daan van der Kaaden (NL)


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1.
The attack

2.
On the run

3.
The refugees

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4.
Conquering a position

5.
Surrender

6.
Alarm

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7.
The explosion

8.
The wounded

9.
Attack on a trench

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10.
Prisoners of war

11.
The collision

12.
After the battle

(Set of 12 Silhouette drawings, publ. by  S.L. van Looy - Amsterdam (NL) 1915.)




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