MAES Eugène Remy
THE MASTER OF THE HENHOUSE
Oil on canvas: 61.5 x 51.5 cm / 24.2 x 20.3 ins
Signed upper right; certified including the name of the client on the back
Painter of portraits and animals.
Eugène Maes was a pupil at the Brussels Academy. At the age of 19 he was awarded an honourable mention for his lively drawing.
At first Maes worked for different art dealers. Several of his paintings were executed in collaboration with David Col and Jan Portielje.
He painted a great number of works, most of which are in America.
Puurs 1849 - Kontich 1931
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animals Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p.332-335.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 509.