August Allebe

Holland, 1838 - 1927
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August Allebe (1838, Amsterdam - 1927, Amsterdam), was a 19th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands. August Allebe went through in his career, the styles of the romanticism on the realism through to impressionism. He was also a major initiator and promoter of Amsterdam Impressionism, the artist's association St. Lucas and the movement of the Amsterdamse Joffers. He was one of the key factors of the Amsterdam Impressionism - this is referred to by art historians as the School of Allebe. In the movement of the Dutch Impressionism she was the counterflow to the very strong Hague School. A cosmopolitan attitude toward art as a movement and the promotion and motivation of his students is very important for the Rijksakademie. Thus she has been a place of work and part of the art movements of the early 20th century substantial proportion. There were a significant stimulous to the movement of avant-garde in art.

According to the RKD he followed evening classes at Felix Meritis and studied at the Antwerp Academy, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was a pupil of Petrus Franciscus Greive, Adolphe Mouilleron, Charles Rochussen and Louis Royer. He became a member of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam from 1863 and a member of Societe Royale Belge des Aquarellistes from 1868. In 1870 he became a professor at the Royal Academy of Amsterdam (Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten) and was a director there from 1880. The RKD lists 179 pupils and it is known that he stayed in correspondence with ex-pupils and several artists came back to the academy to be able to follow classes with him.

He was a strong influence on the Amsterdamse Joffers, and had close ties with Amsterdam Impressionism.

He is buried at Zorgvlied cemetery.

A square is named after him in the neighborhood of streets named after 19th- and 20th-century Dutch painters in Overtoomse Veld-Noord, Amsterdam.

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