Oil on canvas: 51 x 40.5 cm / 20.1 x 15.9 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of figures, nudes, seascapes and flowers; engraver, sculptor and illustrator of texts.
Henri Thomas was a pupil of the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. He painted feminine interiors, portraits of fashionable ladies, nudes and flowers. He exhibited at the ‘Salon du Cercle Artistique’ in Brussels in 1905, 1909 and 1921 and at the ‘Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts’ in Paris in 1910, where he achieved acclaim with his Belle Epoque subjects. Thomas is thé Belle Epoque painter. His palette is dominated by rich tones of green and warm reds.
Henri Thomas’ work can easily be seen as an ode to womanhood.
Molenbeek-St-Jean (Brussels) 1878 - Brussels 1972
Barcelona - Bruges - Brussels - Liège
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian and Dutch Flower Painters born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p.368.