Gustave Van Steenwegen: 'The white house in the forest' - Oil on canvas - Belgium - 1950-1959
Much sought-after expressionist/abstract landscape painting by the Belgian painter Gustave Van Steenwegen (1905-1986), titled 'The White House in the Woods'. We see a white house hidden in a colorful forest painted with clean lines under a threatening gray sky. Signed by the master at the bottom right and professionally stretched on the frame.
Gust Van Steenwegen (Antwerp, February 11, 1905 – Antwerp, April 16, 1986) was a Flemish expressionist painter and draughtsman. During the First World War he received private drawing lessons from Gerard van der Heyden in Breda and in 1923 he took drawing lessons from Albert Geudens in Brussels. He was self-taught in painting. He was a member of the Antwerp art circles Moderne Kunst and Kunst van Heden and participated in the exhibitions organized by the Cercle Artistique of Antwerp. Together with Jan De Schutter and Jack Godderis he founded Het Vrije Atelier in Antwerp and also taught there. Gust Van Steenwegen painted landscapes, seascapes, flowers and still lifes.
Status report: in good condition
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