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Patrick, Viviane, Maximin and lrina BERKO


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19th Century European Virtuoso Painters

Foreword written by Mr Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council
540 pages, 600 photos in full colour and more than 350 biographies
Available in English and Chinese

Price: 150 Euro (Shipping costs not included)

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Dictionary of Belgian Painters born between 1750 & 1875
P. & V. Berko

This reference work, indispensable for all enthusiasts, collectors and historians, is in the form of a thick dictionary (format 25 x 19 cm) comprising the names of 1,750 Belgian Painters born between 1750 and 1875, with an outline about each of them.

The book is adorned with 1,150 illustrations, of which 250 are in colour.

Format 25 x 19 cm
935 pages
Cloth - bound hardback work
Coloured dust jacket
Available only in English version

Price: 170 Euro (Shipping costs not included)

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Dictionary of Animal Painters, Belgian and Dutch artists born between 1750 and 1880
P. & V. Berko.

Specialists in 19th / early 20th century paintings, Patrick and Viviane Berko have just brought out their latest publication.
This a superb Dictionary of Belgian and Dutch Animal Painters born between 1750 and 1880.
Comprising a multitude of artists, this work which includes more than 1500 biographies and is fully illustrated in colour, discloses a treasure-trove of talent.
Art connoisseurs, amateurs and animal lovers will be filled with joy by this reference work wich will be consulted with delight.
The introductions have been written by Jean-Marie Duvosquel for the Belgian artist Eugène Verboeckhoven and by Philippe Cruysmans for the Dutch painter Henriette Ronner.
The preface is by HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium.

Format 12 x 9.75 in.
552 pages
Cloth - bound hardback work
Coloured dust jacket
Available in 3 languages:
French, English, Dutch

Price: 140 Euro (Shipping costs not included)

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Dictionary of Belgian and Dutch Flower Painters born between 1750 and 1880
P. & V. Berko.

After fifteen years of specialisation in 19th Century paintings, Patrick and Viviane Berko have once again astounded us with their twefth publication.
Filled with colour and light, their "Dictionary of Belgian and Dutch Flower Painters born between 1750 and 1880" is a resounding succes.
Their research into the extraordinary trasitions in art and the multitude of artists working during this period is well justified.
More than 1200 biographies and fully illustrated in colour, reveal a treasure trove of talent.
Art lovers, amateurs or just admirers of the beauty of flowers will adore this reference work.
The introduction on the Belgian painters has been written by Norbert Hostyn, Curator of the Ostend Museum of Fine Arts. Drs Jhr Willem Rappard, in charge of the 19th Century Department at the Rijksbureau voor Kunthistorische Documentatic in 's Gravenhage has written the introduction on the Dutch painters. The preface is by Count de Kerchove de Denterghem, President of the Ghent Flower Show.

Format 30,5 x 24,5 cm
424 pages
Cloth - bound hardback work
Coloured dust jacket
Available in 3 language:
French, English, Dutch
Price: 140 Euro (Shipping costs not included)

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Eugène Verboeckhoven (published in 1981)

After a great success this book is no longer available in the bookstores.

Eugène Verboeckhoven,
Copyright 1981 by Editions Laconti, Brussels
And P. & V. Berko, Knokke-Zoute – Belgium
Droits de reproductions, pour le texte et pour l'illustration,
Strictement réservés.
Imprimé en Belgique.
Dépôt légal D/1981/0432
Préface / Voorwoord: Philippe de Limburg Stirum


 

Collection Berko

More than 15 years of specialisation and study devoted to Belgian art of the 19th - early 20th Century, illustrated by this prestigious collection of art books.

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Toussaint Fernand  1873-1956

The first book in the series is devoted to a Belgian artist whose work fully captures the wordly chan of the beyday of the Belle Epoque. Fernand Toussaint, born 1873, died 1956, was the priviligied portrait painter of the elegant ladies, who animated mundane life at the turn of the century.

The text is by Stéphane Rey, the preface by Gérard Schurr, and the book is presented by Philippe Cruysmans.
Format 29 X 25 cm / 11,4 x 9.5 in
112 pages
Cloth - bound hardback work
Coloured dust jacket
French - English

Price:  65 Euro (Shipping costs not include)

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Paul Leduc 1876- 1943

N° 4 in the series of monographs called "Collection Berko" by Patrick and Viviane Berko. Text by Stéphane Rey. Preface by Baron Serge Le Bailly de Tilleghem, Curator of the Museum of Fine Arts of Tournai.

Splendid cloth-bound, hard-back work 29 x 25 cm / 11.4 x 9.5 in with coloured jacket.
The book includes 165 pages. Over 100 illustrated works in colour.

Available in two languages : English, French

Price : 75 € (Shipping costs not include)   

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Caroline Stienon Du Pre 1883-1979

N° 5 in the series of monographs called "Collection Berko" by Patrick and Viviane Berko. Text by Stéphane Rey. Preface by Baron Hervé Stiénon du Pré, grand-son of the artist.
Splendid cloth-bound, hard-back work 29 x 25 cm / 11.4 x 9.5 in with coloured jacket.
The book includes 180 pages. Over 100 illustrated works in colour.

Available in two languages : English, French

Price : 75 € (Shipping costs not include

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Paul Mathieu 1872-1932

N° 3 in the series of monographs called "Collection Berko" by Patrick and Viviane Berko. Text by Stéphane Rey. Préface by Marcel Croës, Art critic.
Splendid cloth-bound, hard-back work 29 x 25 cm / 11.4 x 9.5 in with coloured jacket. The book includes 161 pages. Over 100 illustrated works in colour.

Available in two languages : English, French

Price : 75 € (Shipping costs not include)

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Ancient Egypt in the Nineteenth Century Painting.

The 10th publication by Patrick and Viviane Berko.
Text by Herman De Meulenaere, Honorary Director General of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at the University of Ghent and Director of the Queen Elizabeth Egyptological Foundation.
Splendid clothbound, hardback work with a coloured dust jacket.
Size : 26 x 30,5 cm, 10.2 x 12 in, 160 pages.

Available in two languages : English and French.

Price : 75 € (Shipping costs not include)

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Georges ROGY 1897 - 1981

Last published in the series of monographs called "Berko Collection".
Text by Stéphane Rey. Preface by Ernest Van Buynder, President of the Antwerp Contemporary Art Museum (MUHKA).

176 pages. Size 28 x 24 cm. Hard-back work, cloth-bound, colored dust jacket.
Text in three languages : french, dutch, english.

No longer available in the bookstores

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Georges LEMMERS 1871 - 1944

N° 2 in the series of monographs called "Collection Berko".

Georges Lemmers was a famous genre painter and painter of portraits, still-lives and town-views.

Monography by Patrick and Viviane Berko. The text is by Philippe Cruysmans, the prefaca by Yvonne du Jacquier, Honorary Chief Curator of the Charlier Museum, Brussels.

Splendid cloth-bound, hard-back work. Size 28 x 24 cm with coloured dust jacket.
Over 100 illustrated works in colour. The book includes 176 pages.

Price : 75 €  (Shipping costs not include)

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Seascapes of Belgian Painters born between 1750 and 1875.

By Patrick and Viviane Berko, in collaboration with Norbert Hostyn of the Ostend Museum; preface by A. Schlim, Vice-Amiral Headquarterchief of the Belgian Naval Forces.
Splendid cloth-bound, hard-back work, 21,5 x 30 cm, with coloured dust jacket. The book includes + 200 pages.

Available in three languages : English, French, Dutch and contains over 200 illustrated works of which 100 are in colour.

Price : 95 €  (shipping costs not include)

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Orientalist Painting

By Patrick and Viviane Berko.
With a preface by Philippe Roberts-Jones, Chief Curator of the Royal Museum of the Arts of Brussels. The important work as eachly illustrated (80 colour plates and 40-odd black and white reproductions), and gives a biographical note for each of the artists listed.
Size : 28 x 24 cm. Cloth-bound with coloured dust jacket. 144 pages. Text in two languages : French, English.

No longer available in the bookstores.

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