The Dutch painter, potter, engraver and watercolourist Samuel Schellinck (1876-1958) born in Utrecht became famous for his Art Nouveau porcelain paintings. At 16, he moved to The Hague and joined the NV Haagsche Plateelbakkerij Rozenburg factory as an artist’s apprentice.
Subsequently, Samuel took a job at the Haagsche Plateelfabriek Rozenburg porcelain factory, where he became the lead painter of fine eggshell porcelain. The main themes of his paintings are flowers, birds, still lifes, sometimes landscapes. The source of new ideas for the artist was the work of Japanese and Chinese masters, which inspired many artists of the Art Nouveau era..
Samuel Schellink worked at the Haagsche Plateelfabriek Rozenburg until it closed in 1914. With the outbreak of the First World War, many factories were closed. Finding a job was difficult, Shellink focused on painting and went into the art trade. However, in 1918 he returned to his life’s work the work of a ceramic artist at the Tegel en Fayencefabriek Amphora factory. His last job was at the Plateelbakkerij Goedewaagen factory in Gouda.