IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF ROTTERDAM
Oil on panel 27 x 36 cm
Signed lower left
Painter of landscapes, seascapes, figures and town views; watercolourist. Impressionist.
As a young painter Lucien Frank regularly went to France, where he became a pupil of Charles François Daubigny. Consequently, he quickly came in touch with the new art current called ‘plein-airisme’. He got advice from Manet. He worked at the Belgian coast, in Holland and in France.
He became one of the most French oriented impressionists among his contemporaries. He had a clear, varied and light palette full of bright and vivid colours.
From 1886 on, he exhibited impressionist landscapes at the Gallery François Touret.
Brussels 1857 - Ohain 1920
Antwerp - Brussels - Ixelles - Liège - Mons - Paris - Tournai
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 293.