VERMEERSCH Yvon Ambroise
CAMPO SAN SAMUELE IN VENICE
Oil on canvas: 103 x 140 cm / 40.6 x 55.1 ins
Signed and dated '1851' lower left
Romantic and realist painter of town views and animated landscapes; illustrator, engraver and watercolourist.
Yvon Vermeersch studied at the Ghent Academy under Pierre François De Noter (1824-1828), and then under Pierre Poelman. He had a preference for church views, town views, picturesque spots with figures and landscapes. He left Ghent around 1841 and went on a series of study trips to Lorraine, Bavaria, the Rhineland, Tyrol, Italy and Sicily. He finally settled down in Munich.
He received the patronage of King Louis I of Bavaria and enjoyed an enormous success with his German and Italian landscapes. He continued to send paintings to the Salons of his native country, notably to Ghent in 1841 and to Antwerp in 1849 and 1852.
He also signed J. or I. (Ivo) Vermeersch.
Maldegem 1810 - Munich 1852
Baden - Berlin - Ghent - Hanover - Kortrijk - Munich - Prague - Stuttgart - Ypres
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 758.