Graphic Library #00019

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Jan Toorop was a Dutch illustrator and painter in Symbolist and Art-Nouveau style, whose influnce can be seen in Gustav Klimt’s work. To a lesser extent than Alphonse Mucha, he worked in commercial advertisement. I first encountered his work in the album artwork of british punk/postpunk band UK Decay, and avidly searched his work ever since. Artist: Jan Toorop (1858 – 1928)
Title: Fatalism
Date: 1893
Medium: Black and yellow chalk, pencil and paint on brownish paper
Size: 60 x 75 cm
Location: Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands

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