PRC

PRC
Prins , Cornelis Abraham
Worked at PZH 1903 to Aug 1908, 1911 to 1915 and 1916 to 1932, 1938 until 1950

Cornelis Abraham (Cees) Prins was born in Gouda in 1890 as a son of a cigar maker and his wife. He is considered one of the best and longest-serving painters at PZH. He began at PZH in 1903, age 13 and must have immediately shown his artistic bent. He worked there until he joined Amphora-Holland in Oegstgeest in 1908. By 1911 he was back in Gouda and in his old job, with a break in 1915-1916 to finish his art studies. From 1916 to 1923 he was one of a small team that painted Breetvelt decors under the watchful eye of the master himself. He is also known for his own designs. He was part of the mass lay-off by PZH in 1932 and remained largely unemployed until he was hired back in 1938. He remained at PZH as senior decorator and painter of unique works until his death in 1950.

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