VERWEE Louis-Pierre


Oil on canvas: 84 x 117 cm / 33.1 x 29.7 x 46.1 in
Signed lower right

Painter of landscapes and animals.

Louis-Pierre Verwee was the father of Alfred Verwee. He was a pupil at the Courtrai Academy and received advice from Jean-Baptiste De Jonghe. He was a prizewinner in 1824. Later on he entered the studio of Eugène Verboeckhoven in Ghent.

Verwee’s preferred subjects were winter scenes, often enriched with figures painted by his master and friend Eugène Verboeckhoven. He exhibited in Bruges, Ghent, Courtrai, Brussels and Paris. He was very successful. He visited France, Germany, Holland and Great Britain.

Courtrai 1804 - Schaerbeek (Brussels) 1877
Belgian School

Courtrai - Dijon - Ypres

P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 510.