ROSES AND CLEMATIS
Pastel on canvas: 55 x 80 cm / 21.6 x 31.5 ins
Signed upper 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.
Brussels 1857 - 1934
Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Mons
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Flower Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p. 104-107.