VAN LEEMPUTTEN Frans
SUMMER AT THE COUNTRYSIDE
Oil on panel: 17.5 x 27 cms / 6.9 x 10.6 ins
Signed and dated '1898' lower left
Painter of animals, landscapes and genre scenes.
Frans Van Leemputten was the son of Jean François Van Leemputten and the brother of Corneille Van Leemputten. He was a pupil of the Brussels Academy. He made his debut in 1875. In 1891 he became a professor at the Higher Institute of Art in Antwerp, where he lived for a long time.
Van Leemputten was a very conscientious painter and a faithful and sincere interpreter of daily life in the Campine. He was cofounder of ‘La Chrysalide’ in Brussels.
Van Leemputten was influenced by Louis Dubois, Constantin Meunier and Franz Courtens. He mainly worked in the Campine region around Antwerp and in the Flemish Brabant.
Werchter 1850 - Brussels 1914
Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai - Ghent - Lierre - Louvain - Namur
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 321.