THE MILL OF THE CALF, KNOKKE, BELGIUM
Gouache on papier: 60.5 x 40.5 cm / 23.8 x 15.9 in
Signed lower right; inscription on the back: 'Paul Cauchie / 5 rue des Francs, Bruxelles / Le moulin du Kalf'
Painter of landscapes, panoramic views, mothers and figures; draughtsman, painter of gouaches, architect and designer of posters, playing-cards and furniture.
Paul Cauchie was a pupil of the Antwerp Academy (1891-1893) and at the Brussels Academy under Montald (1893-1898), where he obtained every prize. He excelled in decorative paintings, but was also known as a designer of posters, playing-cards and furniture. As an architect, he was a follower of the Art Nouveau. He directed the “Entreprise Générale de Décoration en Sgraffito pour Façades et Intérieurs”, that was responsible for hundreds of works in the Brussels region.
Cauchie’s realist and luminist works of art are always marked with the seal of spirituality and symbolism.
Ath 1875 - Etterbeek 1952
Brussels - Schaerbeek - Tournai
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 91-92.