Remigius Adrianus Haanen

Remigius Adrianus Haanen or Remigius van Haanen (Jan 5, 1812 – Aug 13, 1894), was a 19th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands. Haanen mainly painted winter landscapes and coastal views.

He was the son of the papercutter Casparis Haanen and was the brother of the painters George Gillis Haanen, Elisabeth Alida Haanen and Adriana Johanna Haanen. He also received a lesson from Jan van Ravenswaay. Both he and his brother George Haanen and his sisters Elisabeth Haanen and Adriana Haanen were artists who were active in different genres. Haanen had one son, Cecil Haanen.

After learning his trade from his father and at the Academy of Utrecht, he moved in 1837 from the Netherlands to Austria, where he was active in Vienna.

He was a student of his father and from 1832 by Jan van Ravenzwaay (1789-1869) in Hilversum. He made a long study tour of Europe and visited among others Frankfurt am Main, Northern Italy and St. Petersburg. In Vienna he became a pupil of Peter Johann Geiger at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. On March 26, 1842, he married Emilie Mayer of Alsó-Russbach in Vienna. From this marriage comes the painter Cecilus van Haanen (1844-1914). In 1846, King William II of the Netherlands awarded the Order of the Oak Crown, Haanen also exhibited at the Paris World Fair in 1855. He was a member of the ancient club in Vienna. From 1865 he was a member of the Viennese artist house. After long stays in London, 1866 and 1867, the British Museum bought a collection of his etchings. Prince Esterházy commissioned him in Budapest to arrange and catalog his gallery. From 1875 until his death in 1894 he lived in the Vienna “Schellinggasse 1”. He died on August 13, 1894 during a treatment in the spa town of Aussee.

He signed his works with “RH”, “R. v. Haanen “and” R. van Haanen “.

A bust of Remigius Adrianus Haanen by Viktor Tilgner was unveiled on May 15, 1901 in Vienna. The monument was destroyed during the Second World War. Some of his works were part of the looted art of the NSDAP. A monograph about him and his work or a full inventory of his works is currently not available.