Henry Schouten was a Belgian painter who is best known as an animal and landscape painter. He received his education at the Academy of Brussels (1876-1881). He underwent a strong influence from the animal painter Alfred Verwee.
He was first and foremost a smooth, realistic animal painter: cows, sheep, horses, chicken races and animals on the court.
He also painted a number of still -lifes with flowers or poultry.
He exhibited in Brussels from 1882 with the Union des Arts. During his career he used various artist names: Jos Klaus, M. CLaes, Joseph Klaas, E. Meulat Joors, V. Marinus and J. Remis.
Robert De Vos, Jean-Pierre De Bruyn: Henry Schouten, an animal painter from the nineteenth century; Kunstcentrum De Vos, 1981; part II in 2001
Danny Lannoy, Frieda Devinck, Thérèse Thomes: Impressionists in Knocke & Heyst; Stichting Kunstboek, Oostkamp, 2007; ISBN 978-90-5856-247-0
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