THE BRUSSELS GRAND-PLACE
Oil on canvas: 71.5 x 81.5 cm / 28.1 x 32.1 ins
Signed and dated '1918' lower left
Painter of landscapes, flowers and town views.
Paul Leduc began his studies in the company of the pupils of Joseph Coosemans in Tervueren. He was a pupil at the Academy of Mons under Antoine Bourlard (1891-1896) and at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp under Albert Baertsoen. He worked in Belgium and The Netherlands, but mostly in the South of France and Italy, were he made representations of the rivers, the canals and the bridges.
Leduc quickly evolved into French Impressionism and later into Luminism.
La Louvière 1876 - Schaerbeek (Brussels) 1943
Royal Family of Belgium - Brussels - Bucarest - Buenos Aires - Charleroi - Frankfurt - Mons - Rio de Janeiro - Schaerbeek
P. & V. Berko, "Paul Leduc; 1876-1943", Knokke 1990, illustration p. 115.
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Flower Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p. 243.