Full name: Josephus Judocus Zacharias "Jos" Croin
Born: March 15, 1894 in Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
Died: November 24, 1949 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Sport: Art Competitions
Jos Croin decided to become a painter when he was 11-years-old after visiting a van Gogh exhibition. At 16 he won a gold medal in Vlissingen at an exhibition of Zeeland painters. Croin studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, beginning when he was 18, later studying at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam for two years. Croin moved around a bit, living in Laren in 1918, The Hague in 1918-20, and moving to Paris in 1920, where he studied under the Fauvist Othon Friesz. He later studied in France and Spain and worked on both the Brittany and Normandy coasts.
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