AT THE TEA ROOM
Oil on canvas: 64 x 63 cm / 25.1 x 24.8 in
Signed and dated '1910' lower middle
Painter of genre scenes and interiors.
Josse Goossens was of Flemish origin. He was a pupil of Kampf and Von Gebhardt at the Düsselfdorf Academy; later on he studied with Claus Meyer. He worked in Düsseldorf-Oberkassen and, from 1911 on, in Munich.
In the beginning Goossens painted in the style of the Düsseldorf genre painters, but he quickly switched to bright colours. Soon he strove to perfect his wall paintings, which were peaceful and completely opposite to his colourful and vibrating paintings. After he moved to Munich, he came under the influence of the ‘Scholle’ movement.
Aachen 1876 - Regensburg 1929
Aachen - Magdeburg - Munich
U. Thieme & F. Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", Leipzig 1978, Vol. 14, p. 394.