Georges (Ferdinand-Georges) Lemmers

Lemmers Georges

Georges (Ferdinand-Georges) Lemmers was a Belgian artist, born in Antwerp in 1871 and died in Lisbon/Portugal in 1944. He was a painter, draftsman, pastelist, watercolorist and occasionally a sculptor. He was educated at the Academy in Antwerp under A. De Vriendt, at the Academy in Mechelen under W. Rosier and sculpture under E. Joris and J. Lambeaux. Among other things, he realized figures, realistic nudes, classical portraits, interiors, still lifes, flowers, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and open-air scenes. He used an impressionistic, smooth brushwork with a fresh color palette. His interiors breathe intimacy. During the Second World War he fled to Portugal, continued to work there and died there in 1944. Work by Georges Lemmers can be found in the museums in Brussels, Sint-Joost-ten-Node, Bruges and Antwerp. He is mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (Piron)