TEMPETE A NIEUPORT
Oil on canvas: 85.5 x 111 cm / 33.7 x 43.7 ins
Signed, titled and dated lower right: 'Tempete à Nieuport, 1930'; signed, titled, exhibition label and inscription on the back
Painter of landscapes, rivers, ports, coasts and seascapes.
Charles-Claude Houssard was a student of Charles Theunissen. He worked in the workshops of Evariste Carpentier and Jean Donnay and in Brussels with Léon Frédéric whose influence is noticeable in his panoramic landscapes and wide skies.
Houssard was inspired by the Belgian coast, the Campine, Zeeland and the Ardennes. He knew how to capture the grandeur of the sea and the majestic serenity of a landscape.
Inscription on the back: “Charles-Claude Houssard – Tempete à Nieuport a été exposé au Salon de Paris – 1930 – Nr 1069 du catalogue”.
Liège 1884 - Etterbeek (Brussels) 1958
Etterbeek (Brussels) - Town Hall of Schaerbeek (Brussels)
P. Piron, "Dictionnaire des artistes plasticiens de Belgique des XIXe et XXe siècles", Ohain 2011, Vol. 1, p. 726-727.