Bernard de Hoog: Bernard de Hoog was a Dutch painter who lived from 1866 until 1943. Influenced significantly by the artists of the Hague Schoool, Bernard de Hoog became famous for his depictions of warm, interior scenes.
Bernard de Hoog was a genre portrait artist working at the turn of the century. He was born in Amsterdam, Holland and studied under J.F Hulk and J.C van Essen at the Quellinus school in Amsterdam. His Popular scenes were exhibited and sold at many provincial and National galleries. He produced many of the most endearing images of interior scenes, looking back at life during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
De Hoog followed the Hague School, primarily a movement of realism, a reaction against the previous mood of romanticism. He was advocating the simple country life, a happy and innocent atmosphere where children play a major part.