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Artist: Frans de Beul (Belgian 1849-1919)
Title: 'The Happy Family'
Size: 61 x 49,5 cm (24 x 19,4 inch)
Signed: lower left; Frans de Beul 1870
Inventory no.: 394ZA6
The painter was born in Dendermonde. He was the brother of painter Henri de Beul (1845-1900).
He studied at the Academies of Dendermonde and Brussels. In Dendermonde, he was a pupil of Ferdinand Willaert. He mainly painted the farmer life and the animals around the farms. Several of his works were painted in the Limburg Kempen and in Genk.
His work was influenced by the French Animal painter Charles Jacque, a representative of the Barbizon School.
In 1888 he made a journey through Russia, which resulted in paintings with Russian themes ( Market in Kiev and Kozakken journey).
De Beul worked in a style between Realism and Romantic. He regular took part in art exhibitions in his country, but also exhibited in Berlin, Chicago, Dresden, London, New York, Munich, Paris and San Francisco.
In 1890 he had a double exhibition with Herman Richir in the Cercle Artistique et Littéraire in Brussels.
The painter died in Schaarbeek in 1919.
P.en V.Berko, Dictionnaire des Peintres Belges nés entre 1750 et 1875, Brussel– Knokke, 1981,
W.G.Flippo, Lexicon of the Belgian Romantic Painters, Antwerpen, 1981.
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