IN THE ORCHARD
Oil on canvas: 100.5 x 130.5 cm / 39.6 x 51.4 ins
Signed and dated '1918' lower left
Painter of genre scenes, landscapes and flowers.
Ernest Welvaert was a pupil of the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp under the direction of Isidore Opsomer.
He was influenced by Théodore Verstraete and Emile Claus.
His realism thus turned to a generous luminism to describe the nature and the children of his region.
He mainly painted landscapes in Brabant.
Lokeren 1880 - Uccle 1946
Antwerp - Brussels - Lokeren
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Flower Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p. 402.