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Verbeeck Arthur

Arthur Verbeeck was a Belgian artist, born in Kieldrecht in 1874, and died in London/United Kingdom in 1932. He was a painter, draftsman, writer, art critic and photographer. After the death of his father in 1892, he settled with his mother in Antwerp, where he also started his education at the Academy. he perfected himself around 1900, under the guidance of Henry Luyten and Henry Rul. He often went to paint in the open air with his teachers on the Kalmthout heath. In 1907 he exhibited together with Luyten and Rul with the art circle 'We' in Antwerp. Professionally he ran his own photo shop A. Verbeek-De Swerdt in Antwerp with his wife. At the start of the First World War, he fled to the Netherlands and stayed in an internment camp for Belgian refugees in Harderwijk. After the war he had a villa built in Bergen-aan-Zee, where he lived and worked until 1929. In the meantime he had separated from his wife. In 1929 he settled in London and, as a 55-year-old, fell in love with a 22-year-old Antwerp painter Lily (1907-1973). A daughter, Veerle, was born from this relationship in 1931. He suffered from serious stomach problems and died in London during a surgical procedure. He painted portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, Scheldt views, rural views and scenes with cattle in the meadow. He worked in a design leaning towards Impressionism. From 1907 he took part in exhibitions, including the Brussels Salon in 1907, the Antwerp Salon in 1911 (De Kreek), the Triennial Salon in Liège in 1912 (Beautiful Summer Afternoon), the Exposition des Arts in Spa in 1914, and also at numerous exhibitions in the Netherlands and Great Britain. His work, Cows in the country, is owned by the Westfries Museum. Arthur Verbeeck is mentioned in Institut des Beaux-Arts Henry Luyten (Jozef De Beenhouwer, 2008). (Piron)