Belgische kunstschilderes Hilaire Bals

Bals Hilaire

Hilaire Bals is a Belgian artist who was born in 1940 in Nieuwkerken-Waas. He is a fine painter and draftsman. Drawing training at the Academy in Sint-Niklaas led by Marcel Mutsaerts and Raf Coorevits (1973-1978). Self-taught in oil painting. Fine painter of still lifes, flowers, portraits, nudes and playful farm scenes with poultry, more sporadically also known as (winter) landscapes. Works in the design of the old Flemish masters, in which the purity of line and a subtle coloration stand out. From the press: "With the same precision, the same hyperrealism, the same pursuit of artistic result as in his still lifes, the artist paints scenes that evoke the old countryside, the serene joie de vivre that always seems to emanate from an old farm building. The old farm walls with the doors ravaged by sun and rain, serve as a background for the poultry, which is depicted in vibrant colors on feathers with a lively, true-to-nature and with a touch of humor in a vibrant splendor of colors." Prize of Bank van Breda in 1977. Mentioned in BAS I, II and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Piron.