Henry Kokken: 'Christus Sacred Heart' - Oil on canvas - Belgium - 1900-1909
Exceptional religiously inspired work by the Belgian painter Henry Kokken (1860-1941) titled 'Christus Sacred Heart', oil on canvas and signed in the lower right corner by the master. In a beautiful, slightly patinated wooden frame.
Kokken was born in Antwerp, where he also died. He received his education at the Academy of Antwerp. He worked in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and (during the First World War) in Great Britain. He was active in the Antwerp art circles "De Scalden" (founded in 1889) and "Als ick kan". He specialized in genre paintings, landscapes and still lifes of fruits and flowers. He showed himself as an adept colorist with a flexible touch. In addition to his oil paintings, he was also an excellent draftsman.
Kokken participated in the Ghent Salon in 1883 with two works: "Landscape in the vicinity of Turnhout" and "Basket with flowers". During his stay in Great Britain he participated with two paintings in the exhibition "Belgian Exposition of Modern Art" in Kingston-upon-Thames in 1915. Like so many other landscape painters, he became a member of the Royal Society for Landscape and Urban Beauty (1910-1943).
His works are mostly still privately owned and rarely end up at an art auction.
This exceptionally religiously inspired work is an outsider in his oeuvre, a godsend!
Status report: in good condition, can be slightly restored to canvas and frame
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