VAN LEEMPUTTEN Frans
AN ENCOUTER IN THE FIELDS
Oil on panel: 15 x 22 cm /5.9 x 8.6 in
Signed and datet '1895' lower left
Painter of animals, landscapes and country scenes.
Frans Van Leemputten taught at the Higher Institute of Art in Antwerp. He was a pupil of the Brussels Academy. He lived in Antwerp for a long time. He made his debut in 1875.
He depicted scenes from the Campine life in an honest and faithful way. Van Leemputten was a conscious painter. He liked refined and rich colors, clear and pure and thorough observation prevailed in all his works.
He was a cofounder of ‘La Chrysalide’ in Brussels. He mainly worked in the Campine region and in Flemish Brabant.
Werchter 1850 - Brussels 1914
Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Ghent - Lierre - Louvain
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Atists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 321.