Oil on canvas: 59 x 122.5 cm / 23.2 x 48.2 ins
Signed and dated '1918' upper left
Painter of portraits and decorative and allegorical themes; sculptor and poet.
Auguste Leveque was a pupil of the Nivelles Academy and of Portaels at the Brussels Academy. He started his career with the “l’Essor” circle and won the Godecharle Prize with “Job”.
Leveque’s fertile epic lyricism inclined him towards pictures of lofty humanity. His vision of art is both ancient and modern, erudite and spontaneous. Symbolism, idealism and naturalism ally in an original, unsubdued state of mind which readily asserts itself with extravagance.
His studies, drawings and sketches reveal the exceptional sincerity of his skill and the extent to which he could conform to analysis and moderation.
Nivelles 1864 - St-Josse-ten-Noode (Brussels) 1921
Antwerp - Brussels - Ghent - Ixelles - Nivelles - Tournai
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 422-423.