Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gerard Portielje

[Belgium] (b 1856/d 1929)

He attended a trade school until 1870, then entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. In 1887, he took a study trip to Vosges and Alsace. In 1898, he visited England and spent some time at Lowestoft. When World War II broke out, he returned to England, via Ostend and spent the war years in Worcester Park, Surrey where he produced many landscapes and portrayals of country houses . From 1898 to 1914 he was an art teacher at the church school on Lange Leemstraat in Antwerp. He took up that position again in 1919 and remained until 1925. He was also a Professor of Drawing at the Antwerp Academy (..) He is particularly noted for his attention to fine detail. His paintings were usually priced according to the number of people they contained. ( Wikipedia )


Belgium 1898 "Brussels Exhibition of 1897" (3,2,1) [Engr (Eugene Mouchon)][Typo] Sc(79,...,81)

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