The painter Theodore (Dorus) van Oorschot (22nd July 1910 -13th October 1989) was a Dutch painter. Van Oorschot lived and worked mainly in Schijndel. He was a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg and of Antoon van Domburg, Charles Bakker and Nico Molenkamp.
His painting is impressionistic, coloristic and also in the style of The Hague School but his colouring is what more exuberant than that of the previous Dutch impressionism of that school. Mainly Brabant landscapes, interiors, still lifes and flowers. Dorus has several followers who try to imitate his smooth way of painting. His works can be found in various museums such as the Museum Kempenland Eindhoven.
Until 1972 he lived in a house built studio at the Dector Poelestraat, near the center of Schijndel. He then moved to the Venus corner just west of Schijndel. In May of 1997 Oorschot's old studio there, in a farm, became a museum: the Atelier van Oorschot. The last opening exhibition was on December 21st, 2008. On the corner of Schootsestraat and Venus Angle is a statue of him. The statue is of Oorschot with his easel. The collection of Dorus van Oorschot, consisting of 160 paintings received a new location in the Museum Jan Heestershuis also Schiijndel. In 2010, there was a retrospective exhibition in honour of his 100th birthday.
The street scene is an original oil painting made by the impressionistic artist Theodorus van Oorschot. The picture describes a street scene with buildings, people, cars and sky. The composition is a horizontal rectangle. The painting is divided into three parts, the most important being the middle part with buildings (tenements, buildings with towers), people and cars. The lowest part of the image is the sidewalk with the pillory on the left, while the highest sky with clouds. Very elemental painting.
Signed lower right "ThvOORSChOT" by black paint. Framed in a wooden, stucco, gilded frame. Preserved in very good condition.
This oil painting was a Gift Aid donation to FARA Homeware in Whitton.