Bernard de Hoog was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and studied under J.F Hulk and J.C van Essen at the Quellinus school in Amsterdam. A genre portrait artist, he was renowned for his endearing interior scenes often depicting rural and peasant life during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
De Hoog followed the Hague School, primarily a movement of realism, a reaction against the previous mood of romanticism. He was advocating the simple country life, a happy and innocent atmosphere where children play a major part.
His work was exhibited at many provincial and National galleries.