In 1961, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen organized the exhibition ‘Sketches of Jozef and Isaac Israëls’, shown in this fragment of the newsreel.
Father and son Jozef and Isaac Israëls are both Dutch artists, born in the 19th century. Jozef Israëls was a member of The Hague School, a group of artists living in The Hague that painted realistic landscapes and working men. Jozef Israëls depicted especially the life of fishermen. His son was his apprentice, until 1886 when Isaac Israëls started to live his own life in Amsterdam. He became a member of the Amsterdam Impressionists. Isaac Israëls depicted the exciting urban life and his style was more loosened and colorful compared to his father.
The exhibition showed sketches of father and son and offered an interesting comparison between their different oeuvre.