Antoon van Welie was a Dutch painter, draftsman, painter of portraits and genre art. He belonged to the following schools: symbolism, luminism, post-impressionism. He was teacher of Anthony Lewin. Antoon van Welie was at the beginning of the twentieth century both in Netherlands and abroad a famous portrait painter. He was educated in Belgium and earned his first successes in Paris . Then his career took flight. He lived alternately in Paris, London and Rome , where he also took a workshop held in the Vatican. In the Netherlands, The Hague city. His studio Hague and his portrait of Louis Couperus are mistakenly destroyed during the bombardment by the Royal Air Force, the Bezuidenhout in 1945. In The Hague, Van Welie painted portraits of famous statesmen, artists, members of the royal family and other members of the aristocracy. He also has some interesting symbolic work. He was overwhelmed by eminent personalities like actors, writers, clerics and prominent figures from the world of diplomacy appreciated that the French art critic Camille Mauclair in his life a monograph devoted to him. Van Welie was Knight of the Legion of Honor (1921) and Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau (1927).