CEREMONY IN THE INDONESIAN TEMPLE
Watercolour and gouache on paper: 20 x 26.5 cm / 7.9 x 10.4 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of landscapes, urban sites, seascapes, fishermen and peasants; watercolourist, illustrator and designer of posters.
Henry Cassiers attended classes at the Fine Arts Academy of his birth-place and received advice from Henri Stacquet. He worked a lot in Flanders and in The Netherlands, especially in Zealand. He illustrated several de luxe books which are much sought after by book-lovers. He was the president of the Royal Belgian Aquarellists Society. He also produced numerous artistic posters and colour prints. His work was extremely abundant and varied and he had a very good sens for light.
Henry Cassiers’ renown as a watercolourist is worldwide. James Ensor considered him to be the ‘Prince of the Belgian watercolourists’.
Antwerp 1858 - Brussels 1944
Antwerp - Bruges - Brussels
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 91.