About the artist
Albert Charles Auguste Plasschaert, pseudonym A. Pelgrym, was a Dutch stained-glass artist, painter, art critic and poet. He was born in Sas van Gent on 20 April in 1874, he died in The Hague on 9 May 1941. Plasschaert went to the Polytechnic School in Delft and he also studied law at the Leiden University for a while. During his student years, he was the director of the literary and art magazine De Tuin. He turned out to be one of the most formidable art critics of the Netherlands. He published his criticisms in the newspapers Het Vaderland and in De Groene Amsterdammer. He also wrote for magazines like The Art, The Voice and the New Guide. Among his prestigious commissions were the stained glass window designs for the Royal Dutch Glass Factory J.J.B.J. Bouvy in Dordrecht. He was buried at the General Cemetery in his hometown of Rijswijk.