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Nicolaas Friederick Knip was a Dutch decorative artist and, later, he became a painter.
He was born in
1741 in Nijmegen. He died in Hertogenbosch. Around the year 1772 he began to work as a wallpaper painter in Tilburg and about 14 years later he was active in the town of Hertogenbosch.
During his life he worked with other artists, too, such as Quirinus van Amelsfoort (1762–1820), to whose landscapes he sometimes added his touch.
Later he decided to concentrate painting flower and fruit subjects. Unfortunately he lost his sight in his 50s. He died in Hertogenbosch at the age of 67.
Thanks to his precious teaching, some of his own children - Henrietta Geertruij and Josephus Augustus - became famous painters, too. And in their works it is possible to find their father's different attitudes towards the art of painting.
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by the French during the siège of 1794.
by Josephus Augustus Knip, 1800