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Peintre belge René Janssens

Janssens René

René Janssens was a Belgian artist born in Brussels in 1870 and died in Ixelles in 1936. He was a painter, draftsman, watercolorist, graphic artist. Education at the Academy in Brussels, directed by J. Portaels (1885-1892), qualified in Paris, by Victor Galland. Realized landscapes, figures, interiors. Realistic design with a special sense of diffuse and subdued light. Smooth invoices and vague contours create intimism. Initially his compositions seemed rather idealizing. His works reflect silence and a certain melancholy. Founding member of Le Sillon in 1893. Author of Les peintres de l’intimité (1934) and of Les maîtres de la critique d'art and France et en Belgique (1935). The René Janssens Prize was awarded in turn for the entire oeuvre of a Belgian painter, "author of the most remarkable works concerning the portrait or interiors". Work among others in the Museums in Antwerp, Brussels and Ixelles. Listed in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures by Belgian artists. (PIRON)