The Toorop Dynasty

Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Netherlands, to 26 January 2020

The Dutch artist Jan Toorop (1858-1928) is one of his country's leading 19th-century symbolists. This exhibition looks at the way in which his influence was passed down to his daughter, Charley Toorop, and grandson, Edgar Fernhout, who were also considerable artists. Although it might be slighly aggrandising to speak of a dynasty, it is a worthwhile examination of the percolation of 19th-century themes into 20th-century art. 

October 13, 2019