TEA TIME IN THE ARTIST’S STUDIO
Pastel on paper: 90 x 130 cm / 35.4 x 52 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of portraits and genre scenes; decorative artist, painter of pastels, draughtsman and lithographer.
Henri Privat-Livemont was an honorary master at the Schaerbeek School of Applied Art. He worked in Paris for six years. Amongst his decorative work, mention should be made of the Communal Theatre in Ostend and the ceilings of the gaming room and rotundas of the Ostend Kursaal.
Privat-Livemont was an excellent painter of pastels and an undisputed master of the picture poster and print, as attested to by his poster for the Brussels Universal Exhibition of 1905. His coloured lithographs are justifiably famous. He tried his hand at the most diverse of genres, often introducing humour into his work.
Schaerbeek (Brussels) 1861 - 1936
Schaerbeek (Brussels) - Ixelles (Brussels)
P.& V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 432.
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 394.