THE GENTIL AWAKENING
Oil on panel: 51 x 82 cm / 20 x 32 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of genre scenes and animated landscapes.
Evariste Carpentier was a pupil at the Antwerp Academy. He lived in Paris from 1879 till 1886. The talent and personality of the artist never ceased to develop. After having painted religious subjects and a large number of Vendée scenes, he sought in rustic life and the open air those choice subjects which can only be tackled by artists who have the talent to take on the difficulty of painting the human figure in bright sunshine, in the green countryside, and beneath the ever beautiful, harmonious Flemish sky. Carpentier taught at the Liège Academy and was its director until his death.
His “Mrs Roland at Sainte-Pélagie” was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1886 and his “Farniente, Souvenir of Flanders” at the Salon of 1887.
Kuurne (Courtrai) 1845 - Liège 1922
Antwerp - Bruges - Courtrai - Liège – Verviers
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 169.
Edition Mecanart and Gallery De Pypere, "Evariste Carpentier", Brussels 1994.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 497.