TETE DE FILLETTE
Oil on canvas: 30.8 x 30.8 cm / 12.1 x 12.1 ins
Signed and dated '1904' upper right; Signed, titled 'Tête de fillette', dated '1904', inscription '20 / 1-2' and two exhibition labels on the reverse
Impressionist painter of figures, landscapes, still lifes and flowers; draughtsman and pastellist.
George Morren was a pupil of Emile Claus and of the Antwerp Academy. He frequented the studios of Alfred Roll, Eugène Carrière and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes in Paris. He worked in France and Italy.
Morren was a founding member of “l’Assocation pour l’Art” and “De Eenigen” and in 1904 he founded the art circle “Vie et Lumière”.
In 1926, the Giroux Gallery organized a retrospective of his works, which was followed, in 1931 and 1942, by one in the Brussels Museum of Fine Arts.
There are two exhibition labels on the reverse of this painting: one of the Musée Félicien Rops in Namur (08/04 – 18/06/2000) and one of the Fine Arts Museum of Ostend (08/07 – 31/08/2000).
Ekeren (Antwerp) 1868 - Brussels 1941
Antwerp - Brussels - Liège - Paris
T. Calabrese, "George Morren; 1868 - 1941", Pandora 2000, illustration p. 89.