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Willem Alexander Knip was born in Amsterdam on 31 January 1883. He lived and worked in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Laren (North Holland) and Blaricum. Knip went on study tours in France, Italy (Venice, Florence) and Spain. He produced paintings, watercolours and drawings (pastel) of landscapes, harbours and townscapes. In 1942, he won the St Lucas Prize and in 1953, the Arti medal. He gave lessons to pupils including A.J. and M. Pieck. Knip died in Blaricum on 28 October 1967. His work is included in the book "Schilders van Amsterdam, vier eeuwen stadsgezichten" (Painters of Amsterdam: Four centuries of cityscapes), published by THOTH.