Artist biography

Albert HOUTHUESEN b. 1903

Painter of genre, landscape and religious subjects. Born 3 October 1903 in Amsterdam, son of the painter and musician Jean Charles Pierre Houthuesen 1878–1911. Came to England 1912 and was naturalized 1922. Studied at evening classes at the St Martin's School of Art 1917–23, while working first as an engineer's apprentice, later with a furniture-maker and in an architect's office. Won a Scholarship to the R.C.A. 1923 and studied there till 1927. Married the painter Catherine Dean 1931. Taught at the Working Men's College 1928–36; work interrupted by periods of ill-health. Worked as draughtsman in a locomotive office at Doncaster 1941–4. After the war taught at St Gabriel's College, Camberwell. Exhibits at the N.E.A.C. First one-man exhibition at the Reid Gallery 1961.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I.

Further reading:
Richard Nathanson, Walk To The Moon – The Story of Albert Houthuesen, The Putney Press, 2008.
Albert Houthuesen 1903 – 1979,