SUNSHINE IN THE GARDEN
Watercolour on paper: 54 x 69 cm / 21.2 x 27.1 ins
Signed lower right
Lady painter of landscapes, flowers, portraits and town views; watercolourist.
Ketty Gilsoul-Hoppe was a pupil of her father, the medal engraver Edouard Hoppe, Hendrickx and Tourteau. She attended the Brussels Technical School and Jean-François Portaels’ studio. She married the painter Victor Gilsoul. She exhibited in Brusssels, Ghent, Antwerp and Düsseldorf.
Ketty Gilsoul-Hoppe was one of those artists mainly concerned with colour and strenght; she possessed a very firm brushstroke. In addition, her art, which was far from commonplace, was essentially typical and well balanced.
Düsseldorf 1868 - 1939
Brussels - Dixmude
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 313.
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Flower Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1995, p. 193.