THE ESTEREL MASSIF
Oil on canvas: 50 x 80 cm / 19.7 x 31.5 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of landscapes, town views and still lifes with flowers.
Julien Stappers studied in Antwerp at the Academy of Fine Arts under De Vriendt (1894-1899) and at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (1899-1901). He made his debut in 1903. He worked in Brussels from 1900 until his death in 1960. He exhibited in Spa in 1914, at the Rubens Gallery in Brussels in 1959 and 1960 and at the Jordaens Gallery in Ghent in 1957, 1959 and 1960.
Stappers had a very bright and sunny palette. His painting shows great dexterity.
Chênée 1875 - Uccle 1960
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Flower Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p. 357.