THE MISCHIEVOUS LITTLE ARTISTS
Oil on canvas: 75 x 106.5 cm / 42 x 29.5 ins
Signed and dated '1881' lower left
Painter of seascapes, landscapes, animals and genre scenes; engraver.
Edgard Farasyn was a former pupil of the Academy of Fine Arts of his birth-place, where he was nominated professor in 1885. He was a co-founder of ‘Les XIII’. He worked on the Belgian coast and in Holland.
He exhibited in Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Melbourne, Adelaide, Saint-Louis, Sydney and Barcelona.
Reporting on an exhibition of his work held in 1903, Eekhoud wrote that “Farasyn has once more affirmed his right to rank among the foremost of our contemporary landscape painters.”
Antwerp 1858 - 1938
Antwerp - Brussels - Courtrai
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 284-285.