The collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum is world renowned for its paintings by great masters, such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Piet Mondriaan and Georges Seurat. But the collection is much more extensive. The exhibition Drawn from life presents a selection of one hundred and fifty works from the more than 4,500 drawings, pastels, watercolours and prints from the period 1850-1950.

A slice of life

The works on paper by artists such as Jozef Israëls, George Breitner, Bart van der Leck, Georges Seurat, Odilon Redon and Paul Signac show everyday life. People engaged in their daily activities, such as the toiling fishermen of Jan Toorop or the dancers of Marius Bauer and Pablo Picasso, or indeed at moments of rest, such as the contemplative women of Suze Robertson and Charley Toorop. The street life and nightlife are popular themes in the watercolours and charcoal drawings by Isaac Israels, Leo Gestel and Alexander Bohomazov.

Drawing Book

The exhibition is accompanied by the Drawing Book with twelve challenging assignments and handy drawing tips. For everyone who enjoys drawing or would like to draw more. The Drawing Book is available in the museumshop for only €2.


Drawn from life is generously supported by:

Image: Isaac Israels, Woman with blue hat, London, circa 1920