Leo Vandersmissen (1900-1966): 'De Boslaan' - Oil on canvas - Bruges School - Belgium - 1930-1939
Rare painting on canvas by the Belgian painter Leo Vandersmissen, member of the so-called Bruges School, called 'De Boslaan' and signed by the master at the bottom left and professionally framed in gilded oak.
Leo Vandersmissen took lessons from 1913 to 1919 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bruges, especially with Flori Van Acker. He won several first prizes. He also took lessons at the royal art academy in Ghent with Godron and Karel Tremerie. After his military service, he continued to take lessons at the art academy in Dendermonde under the guidance of painter Ferdinand Willaert. He returned to Bruges and lived again in Assebroek. He established himself full-time as a painter, but this turned out to be insufficient to keep the family alive. The wife therefore kept a café. Leo became a painter for the city of Bruges. In 1965-1966 he was a typesetter at La Brugeoise.
Vandersmissen was a late impressionist with a predilection for luminism. In addition to cityscapes (Speelmansrei, Meebrug, Zwanen in de mist) he painted sturdy trees, landscapes, church interiors, still lifes, marines, interiors, portraits and a few nudes.
Status report: in good condition
Dimensions: approx. 60x4x60cm
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