Albert Houthuesen was born in Amsterdam in 1903, but following the death of his father he relocated to London. He trained at the Saint Martin’s School of Art whilst working for a furniture maker, and later went on to attend the Royal College of Art between the years 1923 and 1927. Houthuesen then taught art classes at the Workin Men’s College in London. Though his career was halted by the onset of the First World War, the artist continued to teach following the war with his appointment at St Gabriel’s College in Camberwell. During his professional artistic career, in which he painted still life, landscape and portrait compositions, Houthuesen is thought to have painted approximately two-thousand works of art which are now held in many public and private collections.