Henry Schouten

Henry Schouten

Artist: Henry Schouten  (Belgian, 1857-1927)

Title: ‘The Chicken Family

Size: 53 x 77 cm (20,8 x 30,3 inch)

Material: oil on canvas
Signed: lower left: Henry Schouten

Inventory #: 564HS9

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




Eemans 1975

Witt Checklist 1978 , p. 279 (as: Schouten, Henry)

Berko 1981 , jp. 350 (as: Schouten, Henri)

Flippo 1981

Saur 1992- , AKLONLINE (as: Schouten, Henry)

Piron 1999 , vol. 2 (1999), p. 1194 (as: Schouten, Henry)

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