The Dutch Painter and photographer, Henri Berssenbruegge (1873 - 1959) studied painting at the Academie van Kunsten Beelende. As an autodidact he turned to photography and opened a studio in Rotterdam in 1907. As portaitist he met with some success among the cultural and artistic elite. He experimented with techiques used by pictoralists, including bichromate and bromoil, as well as developing other processes. As a contemporary of the Dutch Avant Garde he had his studio rearranged by Vilmos Huszar and Jan Wils, both Members of the De Stijl movement.