VAN CLEEMPUT Jean
Oil on canvas: 50.5 x 40 cm / 19.8 x 7.3 in
Signed and dated '1904' lower left.
Painter of landscapes, seascapes, portraits, townviews, interiors, still-lifes and flowers; engravour and drawer.
Jean Van Cleemput was a pupil of Constant Montald at the Academie of Brussels. He perfected himself in Paris in 1898 and he became restaurer at the Louvre. He stayed in England during the First World War.
Van Cleemput’s work glorified the middle class and the Brabantine landscapes. His work evolved from Realisme to Fauvisme and Expressionisme. He was a member of the “Association des Xylographes Belges”.
Brussels - Grimbergen
Arto, "Biografisch Lexicon; Plastische kunst in België; schilders, beeldhouwers, grafici", Antwerp 2000, Vol. 2, p. 425.