VAN ACKER Floris
Pastel on canvas: 101 x 113 cm / 39.7 x 44.4 in
Signed 1891 lower left
Painter of portraits, landscapes, religious subjects and genre scenes.
Floris Van Acker painted in a romantic impressionism style. He was a pupil of Wallays and Van Hollebeke at the Bruges Academy and then studied under Charles Verlat at the Antwerp Academy.
He was awarded the second Prix de Rome in 1883. Van Acker was also a student of Jean-François Portaels in Brussels.
He visited Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, France and England. He was the director of the Bruges Academy from 1910 till 1926. He exhibited in Ghent, Brussels, Paris, New Orleans, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Bruges 1858 - 1947
Bruges - Ostend
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionairy of Belgian Painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 648.