ARRANGING THE BOUQUET
Oil on canvas: 50.5 x 40.5 cm / 19.9 x 15.9 ins
Signed and dated '1908' lower right
Painter of portraits, figures, realistic nudes, interiors, still lifes, flowers, landscapes, seascapes, town views and genre scenes; sculptor. Pleinairism and Impressionism; draughtsman, watercolorist and sporadically sculptor.
Georges Lemmers was a pupil of Albrecht De Vriendt at the Antwerp Academy and of Willem Rosier at the Mechlin Academy. He learned to sculpt from François Joris and Jef Lambeaux. From 1898 onwards, he took part in many exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.
He was an Impressionist painter with an effortless brush technique and fresh colors and he also carved. His interiors are intimist.
During the Second World War he fled to Portugal where he continued to work. He died there in 1944.
Antwerp 1871 - Estoril 1944
Antwerp - Bruges - Brussels - Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
P. & V. Berko, "Georges Lemmers; 1871-1944", Knokke 1987.