A PEACEFUL AFTERNOON
Oil on canvas: 69 x 39 cm / 27.2 x 15.4 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of portraits, historical and religious subjects and genre scenes; decorator and draughtsman.
Charles Boom was a pupil of Dujardin, Hendrik Schaefels and Charles Verlat at the Antwerp Academy. Later on he became a teacher at the Antwerp Academy himself. He collaborated closely on the Verlat Panorama at the Antwerp Exhibition of 1880 and on Verlats Moscow Panorama of 1882. Murals by his hand are at the Hoogstraten Town Hall and at the Turnhout lawcourts.
Charles Boom is a firm and reliable painter, who knows how to harmonize colours. His canvases are marked by a forceful temperament.
Self Portrait (1901) at the Antwerp Museum.
Hoogstraten 1858 - Antwerp 1939
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 55-56.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 494, illustration p. 315.