28 October, 2006
Marius Alexander Jacques Bauer (1867-1932).
Printmaker and painter, Bauer was one of Holland�s most famous early twentieth century etchers and illustrators. In 1879 he went to the Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague, where in 1884 he was awarded the silver medal for life drawing. In 1888 The Hague dealer, Elbert J. van Wisselingh, helped him to travel to Constantinople -- the first of many journeys Bauer was to undertake to the Middle East (Palestine, Egypt), Indo-China and the Indian subcontinent, Spain, Venice, Morocco and Algiers. In 1902 he married an Amsterdam artist, Johanna Stumpff, and they settled in Aerdenhout. His art is found in public museums in London, Amsterdam and Paris.