Conradyn (Conrardijn) Cunaeus was born in Dendermonde, Holland on November 1, 1828.  He was a painter of genre, hunt scenes, animals, mountain landscapes and interiors. He most notably painted hunt scenes and dogs.

He attended the Academy of Amsterdam, Holland from 1844-1849.  He studied with the famed artist and master teacher, Nicholas Pieneman. Cunaeus was encouraged by Pieneman to paint hunt scenes with animals and game paintings as he had a predilection for such work.

In 1850, Cunaeus became a member of “Arti et Amicitiae” in Amsterdam, a prestigious society of Dutch artists. He lived for a while in Kouderkouk aan de Rijn and Amsterdam before settling in Nieuwer-Amstel.

Cunaeus exhibited often in Amsterdam and in The Hague between 1847 through 1884. Today, Conradyn Cunaeus' paintings can be found in many private and public collections including the Museum of Termonde, and the Museum of Amsterdam in Holland.

He died in Nieuwer-Amstel, Holland on September 5, 1895.

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