25.01.1867 (Java, Indonesia) - 23.02.1939 (Nunspeet)
Arthur Henri Christiaan Briët was born in Madioen (Dutch East Indies) on January 25, 1867 and died in Nunspeet on February 23, 1939. He lived and worked mostly in The Hague, but also spent time in Antwerp, Paris, Italy, Belgium, and Utrecht. He was a pupil of J. Hoevenaar and attended the drawing academy in Antwerp. Briët is best known for his farmhouse interiors and beach scenes although he also painted figures with the appearance of Javanese dancers. He received many awards during his lifetime and was a member of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. His work can be found in numerous museums in The Netherlands.
Currently Leslie Smith Gallery has no works in the collection by this artist.
P.A. Haaxman jr, 'Arthur Briët', Elsevier's Geïllustreerd Maandschrift 10 (1901), p. 516;
C. Veth, 'Teekeningen uit Arthur Briët's jeugd', Maandblad voor beeldende kunsten 17 (1940), p. 83-89;