ART Berthe

Hydrangeas

Pastel on paper: 100 x 85 cm / 39.4 x 33.5 ins
Signed lower right

Lady painter of still lifes, flowers and fruit.

Berthe Art was a pupil of Alfred Stevens in Paris and attended his studio for more than ten years. She excelled in pastels and participated with success in a number of exhibitions both in Belgium and abroad.

With elegance and distinguished perception, Berthe Art adds a vigour of expression and a scheme of colours which are absolutely masculine. Though her main pencil lines contain an arrogant boldness in her shading, there is great finesse.

Period:
Brussels 1857 - 1934
Belgian School

Exhibitions:
Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Mons

Literature:
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Flower Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p. 104-107.