Robert Van Boskerck

Robert Van Boskerck

  • Biography

    Robert Ward Van Boskerck, 1855-1932, was an Impressionist landscape painter, who preferred quiet settled, settled scenes drawn from his domestic and foreign travels. He was elected to the National Academy of Design, New York City, as an Associate in 1897, and an Academician in 1907. He exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, and other major museums

    He was an 1877 graduate of the Columbia University School of Mines. He received his artistic education from R. Swain Gifford and Alexander Wyant. During the early 1880s, he produced views of New Jersey and Long Island, and after that spent much time in Holland, France and England. He also painted in the Adirondack Mountains.

    His family (father Lucas Van Boskerck) lived in Bergen County, New Jersey from the 1860's to 1915 on the river at River Road and Anderson Street. The painter's ancestors probably emigrated from Denmark or Holland in the early 18th century to Hoboken where they reportedly maintained ownership of several ferry lines to Manhattan.

    Work by this artist is New York City in the Union League, Lotus Club, and Fencers Club, and the Layton Art Gallery in Milwaukee.

    Sources include:
    Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

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Robert Van Boskerck

Ausable River near St. Herbert
24 x 32 ″ Oil on Canvas $4,500.00