Albert Houthuesen

1903 – 1979

Prints for sale by Albert Houthuesen. Lithographs

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Painter and lithographer, born in Amsterdam, Holland and taught by his father, Jean Charles PieAlbert Houthuesen was born in the Oude Pijp neighborhood of Amsterdam. He lived at 263 Albert Cuypstraat and was the eldest of four children. His father, Jean Charles Pierre Houthuesen, was a painter and musician, while his mother, Elisabeth Petronella Emma Wedemeyer, ran a boarding house near Hampstead Heath in London after Jean Charles Pierre's early death. When Albert was eight years old, the family moved to London to be closer to Elisabeth's mother.

At the age of 14, Houthuesen left school and took on various jobs, including working as a grocer, lens fitter, apprentice engraver, tailor's stencil cutter, and furniture restorer. During this time, he also attended evening classes at the Saint Martin's School of Art. Houthuesen shared a studio with artists Gerald Ososki, Barnett Freedman, and Reginald Brill in Fitzrovia.