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Henri De Braekeleer was a Belgian artist who was born in Antwerp in 1840 and who also died in Antwerp in 1888. He was a painter, watercolorist, draftsman and graphic artist. Son of Ferdinand De Braekeleer (Sr.), cousin of H. Leys. Education at the Academy in Antwerp (1854-1861) “and in 1856 also a student of H. Leys, for whom he made studies of old buildings and church interiors. Evolved from romanticism over realism to pre-impressionism and pre-expressionism. Painted interiors, genre scenes, figures, still lifes, landscapes. Most important figure in Flemish painting of the 19th century for J. Ensor. After a stay in the Netherlands, he became fascinated by 17th-century Dutch genre painters. Slowly, however, he tore himself away from the historical, anecdotal and sentimental genre scene, to evolve in the 1970s towards a conception entirely of his own, in which ordinary things became the carrier of a symbolism of inner experience. In intimate interiors he evoked the atmosphere of old Antwerp. The ephemeral, the silence, the yearning for liberation form the romantic background of a work that only apparently loses itself in the periphery of things. Concerned with pictorial problems of light and color, he developed his own impressionistic painting method, which sometimes heralded expressionism in her daring brushwork. Known mental breakdowns from about 1880. Work in the Museums in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, Tournai. Mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Piron.
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