Jacob Simon Hendrik Kever
Born in 1854 in Amsterdam, Jacob Simon Hendrik Kever was a genre and still life painter. Josef Israels,a leading member of the Hague School and family friend, was able to obtain Kever positions in the workshops of some well-known lithographers, notably Petrus Franciscus Greive. In 1878, Kever took a course at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp with Charles Verlat. Kever was associated with the Laren School, which was an art colony located in the village of Laren. The artists of this offshoot of the Hague School chose the residents of Laren and the surrounding landscape as their subject matter. Kever exhibited in Brussels, Munich and Paris.