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Jean Brusselmans

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Jean Brusselmans (1884-1953)

Jean Brusselmans started his artistic career in Belgium as a commercial engraver and lithographer. In 1897 he entered the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels to develop these skills. However, an impressionist-exhibition at La Libre Esthétique (1904) presenting works of Seurat and Cézanne shifted his interest from graphic art towards painting. In 1911 he joined the circle L'Effort and became friends with the Brabant Fauvists. The long lasting influence of Cézanne and his fauvist friends led Brusselmans towards a very individual conception of Fauvism with typical broad, rectangular brush strokes .In 1921

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Jean Brusselmans (1884-1953)

Jean Brusselmans started his artistic career in Belgium as a commercial engraver and lithographer. In 1897 he entered the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels to develop these skills. However, an impressionist-exhibition at La Libre Esthétique (1904) presenting works of Seurat and Cézanne shifted his interest from graphic art towards painting. In 1911 he joined the circle L’Effort and became friends with the Brabant Fauvists. The long lasting influence of Cézanne and his fauvist friends led Brusselmans towards a very individual conception of Fauvism with typical broad, rectangular brush strokes .In 1921 Brusselmans participated in his first one-man show in Antwerp at the Galerie Breckpot. At this time his style began to change. His desire to simplify volumes and planes became striking. Brusselmans developed a strong Expressionist style, which he presented in peasant scenes, landscapes, interiors and still-lives .In the 1930s Brusselmans career peaked. He joined the circle of the Compagnons de l’Art and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and organized the first retrospective of his oeuvre. During the Second World War Brusselmans desire to paint declined until he died in Dilbeek, Belgium in 1953. This impressionist oil painting “The Farmer” by Belgian artist Jean Brusselmans measures 15″x18″, in the original 18″x21″ gold gilt hand-carved frame. Signed lower left, the oil on canvas exemplifies Brussellmans use of simplicity and geometry, impressionist brushstroke and warm palette.