Belgische kunstenaar Richard Baseleer

Baseleer Richard

Richard Baseleer was a Belgian artist born in Antwerpen in 1867 and died in 1951 in Geneva/Switzerland. He was a painter, watercolorist, graphic artist. Pupil of his father, engraver and lithographer, later at the Academy in Antwerp led by E. Joors and Ch. Leave. Spent some time in Paris in 1889, then returned to the Kempen and after settled himself in Antwerp in 1899. Initially he painted landscapes, portraits and figures. In Paris he fell under the spell of Plein Airism and Impressionism. After returning to Antwerp, he focused almost exclusively on marine painting. He was fascinated by the Scheldt. In broad keys and predominantly gray and blue tones, he represented air, water and space. In the same way he painted atmospheric creations by the sea. Also often worked with watercolor and pastel. Eventually took up landscape painting when he settled near Kalmthout in 1936. In 1905 co-founded the Art of the Present Group. Was a member of the Société Royale Belge des Aquarellistes. Was a teacher at the Higher Institute in Antwerp from 1926 to 1936. Work, among others, in the Museums in Antwerp and Brussels. 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