20th Century Paintings

20th Century Paintings

Theodorus van Oorschot

Theodorus van Oorschot (1910-1989) was a Dutch painter. He worked mostly in an impressionistic style with mostly the landscape of the Bailiwick of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the subject. His colouring is what more exuberant than that of the previous Dutch Impressionism of the Hague School.

Until 1972 he lived in a house built studio at the Doctor Poelestraat, near the centre of Schijndel. He then moved to the Venus corner just west of Schijndel. In May of 1997 Oorschot’s old studio there, in a farm, became a museum: the Atelier van Oorschot. The last opening exhibition was on December 21st, 2008. On the corner of Schootsestraat and Venus Angle is a statue of him. The statue is of Oorschot with his easel.

The collection of Dorus van Oorschot, consisting of 160 paintings received a new location in the MuseumJan Heestershuis also Schijndel. In 2010, there was a retrospective exhibition in honor of his 100th birthday.

The painter Theodore (Dorus) van Oorschot lived and worked mainly in Schijndel. He was a student of the Academy of Arts of Tilburg and Antoon van Domburg. Topics are mostly Brabant landscapes. His works can be found in various museums including Museum Kempenland Eindhoven.

Literature: Pieter Scheen, PMJJacobs, “Dorus van Oorschot ‘Museum Kempenland Eindhoven in 1990.