Marcel Stobbaerts was a Belgian artist born in Forest in 1899 and who died in 1979 in Etterbeek. He was a painter, printmaker, pastelist and watercolorist. Grandson of Jan Stobbaerts. Training at the Academy in Brussels under the direction of C. Montald (1915-1919). Afterwards stayed in Paris. Prize of the Jeune Peinture Belge in 1924. Took numerous trips. Painter of domestic genre scenes, portraits, figures, nudes, landscapes, cityscapes. Debuted with anecdotal scenes of (Brussels) popular entertainment, such as fairs, cabaret scenes, sports events, painted dynamically and sometimes with a satirical note. In the 1920s had a period influenced by Expressionism and Futurism. Evolved into a moody intimism, sober in design and in a harmonious color palette. The subdued luminosity accentuated the poetic approach to reality. Woman and child became his favorite themes. Also author of pastels and refined watercolors. Was a member of Orientation and Apport. Work in the Museum in Brussels. Mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Piron.