Lizzy Ansingh

About Lizzy Ansingh

Who is it?: Painter
Birth Day: March 13, 1875
Birth Place: Utrecht, Dutch
Alma mater: Royal Academy of Visual Arts
Known for: Painting
Movement: Amsterdamse Joffers

Lizzy Ansingh

Lizzy Ansingh was born on March 13, 1875 in Utrecht, Dutch, is Painter. Lizzy Ansingh was a famous Dutch painter, noted for her doll paintings. What made her paintings so unique was her representation of dolls not as mere objects, but as animate things. In the history of Dutch art, her paintings belonged to a unique genre. Her early paintings and drawings were heavily influenced from her religious upbringing, which mostly consisted of images of angels and biblical scenes. She learned painting from her aunt, Therese Schwartze, who was a noted painter in her own right and who encouraged Lizzy to take up painting as a career. Also, her aunt encouraged Lizzy to carry on working on her doll themes. With this aim in view, she joined the Amsterdam Royal Academy for Visual Arts to hone her craft. At the academy, she joined a group of female painters, who later became famous as the Amsterdamse Joffers. Apart from dolls, she was also quite skilled at portrait paintings. The biography given below will tell you more about this painter.
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As per our current Database, Lizzy Ansingh has been died on 14 December 1959(1959-12-14) (aged 84)\nAmsterdam, Netherlands.

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When Lizzy Ansingh die, Lizzy Ansingh was 84 years old.

Popular As Lizzy Ansingh
Occupation Painters
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 13, 1875 (Utrecht, Dutch)
Birthday March 13
Town/City Utrecht, Dutch
Nationality Dutch

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Lizzy Ansingh’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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During the years 1894–1897 Lizzy studied at the Amsterdam Royal Academy of Visual Arts. Here she studied with the professors August Allebé, Nicolaas van der Waay and Carel Dake.


She also wrote two books for children, `n Vruchtenmandje (A little fruit basket), published in 1927, and Tante Tor is jarig (Aunt Tor has her birthday). This booklet, published in 1950, was illustrated by Nelly Bodenheim.


Besides portrait painting, Ansingh gained Celebrity for painting dolls, in which she was also encouraged by her aunt Thérèse Schwartze. She purchased a circa 1740-1750 dollhouse (or poppenhuis) in which she arranged her dolls for inspiration, as well as furnishing it with numerous other articles she collected. Her Amsterdam studio in the Herengracht, along with the dollhouse, was severely damaged on the night of 27 April 1943 when a British bomber was shot down, destroying the Carlton Hotel and much of the Reguliersdwarsstraat (nl) alongside her studio (the ensuing fire was the most devastating in Amsterdam since 1659 and is recorded in Anne Frank's diary). The dollhouse has since been restored and can be seen at the Museum Arnhem.


At the Academy a lasting friendship was born between a group of female Painters, later called the Amsterdamse Joffers: Lizzy Ansingh, Marie van Regteren Altena, Suze Bisschop-Robertson, Coba Ritsema, Ans van den Berg, Jacoba Surie, Nelly Bodenheim, Betsy Westendorp-Osieck and Jo Bauer-Stumpff. The importance of the Amsterdamse Joffers lies primarily in functioning as role Models for younger female Painters in the Netherlands, especially during and after the 1970s.

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