(b. 1858, Purworejo, Java, d. 1928, Den Haag)

The New Generation

c. 1900
Oil on canvas, 121 x 132 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Jan Toorop was one of the most significant Symbolist artists around 1900. He used a very personal style of parallel wavy lines that became the 'salad oil style', named after a poster that Toorop made for salad oil. The child in the high chair is Toorop's daughter Charley; she would later become an artist herself.

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