Dogs are man’s best friend. my dog means the world to me. this image of the dog’s face is derived from a print done by Julie de Graag.
Miss de Graag was born in Holland in 1870. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 1890. She continued her studies with J.J. Aarts and H.P. Bremmer. Julie would later become the protege of H.P. Bremmer. She began her more stylized style after moving to North Holland and being influenced by Joseph Mendes da Costa and Bart van der Leck.
In 1908 her home burned down and most of her work was lost. She struggled with deteriorating physical and mental health issues through her 20’s. Her work became more and more morbid. She committed suicide in 1924.
Her work can be found in the Centraal Museum Utrecht,the Kröller-Müller Museum,the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen,the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Teylers Museum and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.