BOLAND Charles Hubert Denis
THE MASTER OF THE BARNYARD
Oil on canvas: 41 x 33 cm / 16.1 x 13 in
Signed lower left
Painter of animals, genre scenes, landscapes and portraits.
Charles Boland was born in Spa. He was a pupil at the Antwerp Fine Arts Academy and one of the founder members of the young artist’s circle “Als Ik Kan” in Antwerp in 1883. He participated in the Triennial Exhibitions in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels.
Boland was well-known for his very balanced compositions. His paintings of dogs and other animals are full of admiration for its subjects and meticulously executed with lots of thruthfulness.
Born in Spa in the 19th Century
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animals Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 152-157.