Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer
1839-1902Born in 1839 in The Hague, Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer studied under the Orientalist painter Gérȏme in Paris where he spent much of his life.
The artist exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1870 and he was awarded a medal in 1874. He won a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1890 and he was made a chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur the same year.
Bourgeois patrons of the day were entranced by images of the luxury of the previous century and Kaemmerer specialised in painting highly finished genre subjects which catered for this taste for elegance and beauty. He was highly successful in his own lifetime painting fashionable figures enjoying pleasurable pastimes. Kaemmerer died in Paris in 1902.