's-Hertogenbosch 1871 - 1938' s-Hertogenbosch.
The oldest son of Petrus Marinus, Piet Slager, was a gifted landscape painter and, like his father, an exceptionally skilled portrait painter. His work already shows the influence of Impressionism as seen in his cityscapes and landscapes.
Piet Slager was connected to the "Royal School" at 's-Hertogenbosch for almost forty years. He gave lessons to Noud Paashuis, Marius de Leeuw, Charles Grips and Jan van den Thillart among others. His sisters Jeannette and Corry and his wife Suze Velsen also got lessons from him.
He received many commissions to paint the portraits of Brabant government officials. Influenced by impressionism, he gives his works a looser touch, especially in his landscapes and cityscapes.
The museum archive contains a very short article by Huib Luns from the magazine “Kunst en Letteren” of 11 November 1931. Huib Luns wrote this on the occasion of the 60e birthday of Piet Slager. Huib and Piet knew each other well. In Huib's words: they were “colleagues”. Huib Luns headed the Royal School of Art, Technology and Craft in 's-Hertogenbosch for five years, where Piet Slager was a senior lecturer. This article gives an idea of how people viewed this “excellent portrait painter” in the 30s Piet Slager. The article is shown below.