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Belgische schilder en etser Jules Van De Leene

Van De Leene Jules

Jules Van De Leene was a Belgian painter born in Ixelles in 1887 and died in Auderghem in 1962. He was a painter, watercolorist, draftsman and etcher. Training at the Academies in Ixelles and Brussels under the direction of C. Montald (1899-1905). Realized figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, seascapes, landscapes, flowers. Initially he preferred watercolor painting, but in 1923 he also discovered oil painting. Quite realistic style with a certain feel for the play of light, generous paint paste. Also worked for some time in the Netherlands (1912 and 1913) and admired F. Hals and Vermeer in particular. Stayed in France for several months every year from 1919 to 1922, but from 1927 he felt attracted to the Netherlands again, where he regularly stayed for a longer period from then on and this until 1930. Work in the Museums in Elsene, Brussels, Bruges , Kortrijk. Mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Paul Piron, The Belgian visual artists from the 19th to the 21st century