Johan Thorn Prikker (1868 – 1932)
Johan Thorn Prikker is represented with some of his central works in the collection of the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss. These valuable holdings were extended considerably by the purchase of the large wall painting design from 1906. This work was made during the years from 1904 to 1910 when Thorn Prikker taught at the School of Applied Arts in Krefeld – a period that had scarcely been documented in the collection. It shows a scene from the “Legend of St. Julian, the Hospitaller” in the Legenda Aurea by Jacobus de Voragine. Thorn Prikker condenses the dramatic events, which he virtuously combines into an ornamental structure of ornamental structure of curving lines and color fields.