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Frans J. IJserinkhuijsen (1892-1959) Was a teacher of drawing and art history in the period ca. 1920 – ca. 1960 at the Reformed Lyceum on the Brahmsstraat in Amsterdam. He was called 'the Polar Bear' by his students because of his white duster coat. After the Second World War, he and his wife Jacoba and three daughters Mies, Leny and Annie opened a gallery on the Rokin called Corona. Father Frans and daughter Leny also made etchings, landscapes and still lifes in oil paint and a large number of ex-libris. He had a predilection for church and water towers, he also drew windmills, farms and landscapes as well as birds and fish. He drew frequently in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen