THE PLACE DU GRAND SABLON IN BRUSSELS
Oil on panel : 53 x 64.5 cm / 20.8 x 25.3 in
Signed and dated '1937' lower left
Painter of figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes, seascapes and still-lifes; draughtsman, watercolourist and engraver.
henri Logelain studied under Auguste Oleffe at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Ixelles. He worked in the Cercle ‘L’Effort’ with Oleffe, his adviser and friend.
He evolved from a colorful fauvist style to a more realistic style using attenuated colors and shades of grey.
He lived in Belgian Congo in 1938. He was a teacher at the School of Fine Arts in Louvain and at the School of Decorative Arts in Vilvorde.
Ixelles (Brussels) 1889 - 1968
Brussels - Charleroi - Courtrai - Ixelles - Ghent - Namur - Ostend
P. Piron, "Dictionnaire des artistes plasticiens de Belgique des XIXe et XXe siècle", Ohain 2003, p. 88.
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 8, p. 1175.