TYTGAT Médard Sr.
THE LOYAL FRIEND
Pencil and pastel on paper laid down on canvas: 74.5 x 99 cm / 29.3 x 39 ins
Signed and dated '1911' lower right
Painter of figures, portraits, nudes and landscapes; lithographer and designer of posters.
Médard Tytgat Senior was the older brother of Edgard Tytgat. He was a pupil of Eugène Charles Legendre at the Academy of Bruges and of Jean-François Portaels (1890-1894) at the Academy of Brussels.
He took part at the Salons of Brussels, Liège and Ghent, but also at the one of the Indépendants in Paris. He was cofounder of the art society ‘Labeur’.
Bruges 1871 - Brussels 1948
Brussels Town Hall
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 641.