"The artist left Amsterdam during the war and built a house near the town of Putten. His refusal to become a member of the 'Reichskulturkammer' resulted in total isolation of the artist, who had previously enjoyed international attention. During the war he occupied himself with anti-war subjects, such as his series 'Shot during the Escape'. After the end of the war Meurs spent some time travelling through France and Spain. There was a large retrospective exhibition of the artist's work in Rotterdam in 1953. Harmen Meurs spent his last years in rural seclusion, working incessantly." (source)
She looks kinda sad, doesn't she?