Which artists are on display at The Art Hour?

You will see 32 masterpieces from the period 1887-1938, created by 16 Belgian artists. A prominent amount of artist from the first and second Latem group are featured here. But also The Scheldt, Wallonia and other regions inspired some of these masterpieces.

Naturalism, realism, luminism, impressionism, symbolism, pointillism, expressionism, fauvism and surrealism are all on display here. It was a time that yielded many art movements.

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Valerius DE SAEDELEER

° Born in Aalst on 4 August 1867

Died in Leupegem on 16 September 1941

“Both religious and bon-vivant, Breugels landscapes in the four seasons are depopulated by sublimated panoramas”

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

Cottage at St Martens Latem (1908)

My Neighbour’s House (1923)

The Forest in Winter (1925)

Winter landscape with hay bales (1931)

Gustave VAN DE WOESTYNE

° Born in Ghent in 2 August 1881

Died in Uccle on 21 April 1947

“Intrigued by the Flemish Primitives and the international developments of his time, an original world full of mysticism emerges.”

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

The Bad Sower (1908)

Portrait of Valerius De Saedeleer (1914)

Early spring, young girl with daisies (1926)

Portrait of knight Karel Dessain, mayor of Mechlin 1909-1944 (1929)

Frits VAN DEN BERGHE

° Born in Ghent on 3 April 1883

Died in Ghent on 23 september 1939

“An intellectual compromise between colourful satire, bizarre dreams and visionary nightmares.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

René de Clerq at the piano (1920)

Sunday (1924)

The besieged Poet (1929)

Self-portrait with skull (1938

Gustave DE SMET

° Born in Ghent on 21 January 1877

Died in Deurle on 8 October 1943

“The ease and simplicity of man, animal, village and field around St Martens Latem”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

The Mussel Eaters (1923)

The Tavern (1924)

The Wood Chopper (1928)

Emile CLAUS

° Born in Sint-Eloois-Vijve on 27 September 1849

Died in Astene on 14 June 1924

“Pope of light, shadows are expelled by rays of sun in his Lys river valleys.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

Flax Meadows in Flanders (1887)

The Hay Girl (1896)

Léon DE SMET

° Born in Ghent on 20 July 1881

Died in Deurle on 9 September 1966

“Half a century of carefree enjoyment of sparkling impressionism.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

IIn The Garden (Mrs De Smet and friend) (1913)

Louise (1916)

Jenny MONTIGNY

° Born in Ghent on 8 December 1875

Died in Deurle on 31 October 1937

“A willful painter of flowers, children and mothers. As a woman, she was a unicorn in a world dominated by men”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

Children at the school ground in Deurle (year unknown)

Clasroom in Deurle (+/- 1920)

Constant PERMEKE

° Born in Antwerp on 31 July 1886

Died in Ostend on 4 January 1952

“In dark but warm earthlike colours, mere peasants and fishermen become powerful, robustly sculptured giants.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

The fisherman and his wife (1922)

The black bread (1923)

Rik WOUTERS

° Born in Mechlin on 21 August 1882

Died in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on 11 July 1916


"Immortalizing the ever-worshipped Nel and their humble world, time and time again in a whirl of light and colour.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following works:

Madame Moreu-Wouters (1912)

Self-portrait with the black eye patch (1915)

Anto CARTE

° Born in Mons on 8 December 1886

Died in Elsene on 13 February 1954

 

“Everyday religion and life in mysteriously still scenes.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following work:

Fishermen by the quay (1927)

Prosper DE TROYER

° Born in Destelbergen on 26 December 1880

Died in Duffel op 1 juni 1961

“Powerfully crafted paintings in extravagant colours, often infused with quirks.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following work:

The Blonde Catherine (1936)

James ENSOR

° Born in Ostend on 13 April 1860

Died in Ostend on 19 November 1949

“With an enigmatic, colourful oeuvre, full of grotesque figures, in a never ending battle against a conceited, self-complacent Bourgeoisie”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following work:

Pierrot and the skeletons (1905)

Eugène LAERMANS

° Born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek on 22 October 1864

Died in Brussels on 22 February 1940

"Impressive canvases portraying an indictment against miserable living conditions of the proletariat, in cities and in rural areas.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following work:

The Drunk (1898)

Albert SERVAES

° Born in Ghent op 4 April 1883

Died in Luzern (Switzerland) on 19 april 1966

"“His melancholic Christ figures form a hinge between symbolism and expressionism."

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following work:

Christ on the cross (1922)

Théo VAN RYSSELBERGHE

° Born in Ghent on 23 November 1862

Died in Le Lavandou (France) on 14 December 1926

“Dotted landscapes and portrait, beaming with light and life, the Belgian pointillist.”

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following work:

The Bathing Ladies (+/- 1920)

Oscar VERPOORTEN

° Born in Antwerp on 19 July 1895

Died in Antwerp on 27 February 1948

"Traditionally painted city and port views and portraits, intricately crafted by the inventive lighting of certain elements."

 

At The Art Hour you can see the following work:

Picknick by the Scheldt (1927)