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Belgian Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair & Exposition


Compiled by K. L. Nichols

 




This Page:
Berthe Art
Euphrosina Beernaert
Marie de Bièvre
Nathalie de Bourtzoff
Sophie de Bourtzoff
Marie Collart
Marguerite Dielman
Hélène Gevers
Louise Heger
Louise de Hem
Fanny Laumans
Georgette Meunier
Camille van Mulders
Félicie Ransy-Putzeys
Emma Alice Ronner
Augusta Rozsmann
Emma de Vigne
Juliette Wytsman





Berthe Art (1857 - 1934)
 

Purple Wildflowers in a Brass
 Planter
(pastel)--typical floral.

 

Still Life with Fruit--It is unclear which
 "Fruit" painting she exhibited at the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.

 

Grapes (image unavailable)--exhibited
in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Berthe Art was born in Brussels and briefly studied art in Paris under A. Stevens.  Known primarily for her still life pastels and portraits, she exhibited regularly in London, Paris, and Munich.

Floral Still Life
Still Life with Lemons
Still Life with Chinese Lanterns
House Concert

Chrysanthemums




Euphrosine Beernaert (1831 - 1901)
 

In de duinen te Domburg, Walcheren (1873)--
representative work
 


Entrance to the Convent
[
L'entrée du couvent de Schilde] 1890--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition
 

Autumn Evening 1887--exhibited in
the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition
 

Daughter of French parents (her father was a government official who later became Inspector-General in Brussels), Euphrosine Beernaert was born in Ostend and taught art by her mother until she was sixteen and the family moved to Leuven where Euphrosine developed her skills by copying Dutch and German landscapes.   In Brussels, she received some training from E. de Schampheleer, Théodore Fourmois, P. L. Kuhnen, and other art teachers.  Her work was widely recognized and she was given the Order of Leopold by the King of the Belgians in 1881.  Her brother, Auguste Beernaert, was Prime Minister of State and a Nobel Prize winner, and sometimes accused of using his influence to promote his sister's career.   Unfortunately, many of her paintings, including Entrance to the Convent (above), were lost in a fire during World War II after a bombing.




Marie De
Bièvre (1865 - 1940)
 

Still Life with Roses and Lillies--
representative work


Freuchte Still Eben (Fruit Still Life)--representative work
 

Peaches (image unavailable)--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition;
 Accessories (porcelains) (image unavailable)--
 exhibited in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Marie de Bièvre was  a still life painter who exhibited in Paris, Berlin, and Munich and was co-founder of a group of artists named “Voorwaarts.

Still Life with Flowers
An Interior
A Still Life with Peonies in an Urn and Rhododendrons on a Ledge below




Nathalie de Bourtzoff (19th century)
 

Cabinet d'un savant (1875 )--
representative work
 

Hors de Combat (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


Nathalie de Bourtzoff and her sister Sophie were Belgian artists.  No other information is available online.




Sophie de Bourtzoff (19th century)
 

 Garçon au bonnet (1891)--
representative work
 

The Orphan (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


Sophie de Bourtzoff and her sister Nathalie were Belgian artists.  No other information is available online.




Marie Collart-Henrotin (1842 - 1911)
 

Der Treue Hund--representative work
 

Landscape--representative work
 

Snow--representative work
 

La Mare de Schavaes, Temps Gris [Pond at Schavaes, Gray Weather]--
This painting may or may not be
Spring of Schavaes
exhibited in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition
 

 A Farm  (image unavailable) --exhibited in
  the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


A painter of figures and animals, Marie Collart-Henrotin was born in Brussels and known as the "Flemish Rosa Bonheur," but she also painted plein-air idyllic scenes associated with the countryside of Brabant.  She studied with L. Chabry, Alfred Stevens, and Alfred Verwée.  "Henrotin" was her married name.




Marguerite Dielman (1865 - 1942)
 

Fruit -- This may or may not be the painting
exhibited in the Fine Arts Palace,1893 Exposition

Sweet Award--representative work
 

 

 Still-life with Orchids--representative work
 

Stilleven mit Rozen en Aardbeien  1893 --
representative work


Marguerite Dielman was the daughter of a Brussels' police commisaire.  She studied with Levesque (Nivelles), Portaels, and others.  No other information is available online.




Hélène Gevers (1848 - 1932)
 

Young Girl with a Yellow Hat Holding a
Flowering Twig
(1893)--representative work
 

Portrait of a Lady--representative work
 

Arab Merchant--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition
 

A Future Poet (image unavailable)--exhibited
in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


Hélène Gevers was associated with Antwerp where she often exhibited her portraits and still life paintings.  Her parents were Jean Pierre Gevers and Euxodie Van de Vijver.  No other information is available online.




Louise Héger
(1839 - 1933)
 

Village de Coxyde--
representative work
 

Au bord du lac  [Coastal Landscape]--representative work


Banks of the Ourthe River (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


A painter of landscapes, marines, and genre scenes, Louise Héger was the daughter of educator Constantin Heger, Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s teacher at the Pensionnat in Brussels (see Charlotte's novel Villette).  She studied art with P. Lauters and Alfred Stevens and received a Knighthood in the Order of Leopold  for her oeuvre . No other information is available online.




Louise (Marie Antoinette) de Hem (Lebbe)
(1866 - 1933)


Self-portrait--representative work
 

In the Workshop--representative work
 

An Arab--representative work
 

A Country Girl--representative work
 

Return of a Procession in Flanders
 [© Stedelijk Museum Ieper]
exhibited in Women's Building,
 1893 Exposition
 

The Sexton
 [© Stedelijk Museum Ieper]
--exhibited in the Fine Arts
Palace, 1893 Exposition
 

Because women were not admitted to Belgian art academies, Louise de Hem was first trained by her artist brother-in-law, Théodore Ceriez, and then in Paris at the Académie Julian.  In her hometown of Ypres and later in Vorst, she became successful as a portrait, genre, and still-life painter, often exhibiting in Paris and London.  She married Frédéric Lebbe, an engineer, in 1908 and was knighted in 1911.

Biography plus 4 images




Fanny Laumans
(19th century)
 

Girl Reading a Letter--representative work
 

Confrontation--representative work.
Speculation:  This is what happens
While Awaiting the Artist which was exhibited
in the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition?


Fanny Laumans was a Belgian artist.  No other information is available online.




Georgette Meunier
(1859 - 1951)
 

Chinoiseries--representative work
 

Vase of Flowers--representative work


The Mandolin (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exhibition;
 Souvenirs of a Bride  (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Born in Brussels, Georgette Meunier came from a family of artists.  Her father, Jean-Baptiste Meunier, was a well-known engraver, her brother Henri was a painter and etcher, and her uncle was the famous sculptor Constantin Meunier.  She studied art with her father and with Alfred Stevens in Paris and was known for her still-life paintings, interiors, and genre scenes.




Camille (Triest) Van Mulders
(1868 - 1949)
 

Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase--
representative work


Carnations
(image unavailable)--exhibited
in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition;
Geraniums (image unavailable)--exhibited
in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Camille van Mulders studied art with Hubert Bellis and Jean François Portaels.  No other information is available online.




Félicie Ransy-Putzeys (1853 – 1929)
 

Landscape--representative work
 

Immortelles (image unavailable)--exhibited
in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition
Primroses and Oranges (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition


Félicie Ransy-Putzeys, associated with Liège, was a painter of still lifes and landscapes who studied with W. Roelofs.  Her sister, Mariette Romiée, was also a painter. No other information is available online.




Alice (Emma Henriette) Ronner
(1857 - 1957)
 

Irises--representative work
 

Still Life with Game and Lobster on a Marble Table
--representative work


The Heron
(image unavailable)--exhibited
in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


Still-life painter Alice Ronner was born in Brussels and studied art with her artist-mother Henriette Ronner.  No other information is available online.

Vase avec fleurs
One image




Charlotte Augusta Cornelia Roszmann
(1859 - 1945)
 

Woman in a White Dress 1894--
representative work
 

Dan la Serre--representative work
 

Mere--representative work
 

Portrait of Mlle. D. (image unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


Augusta Roszmann, born in Gent, was a Belgian artist whose father was in the hotel business.  She received her training at the Académie Julian from G. Boulanger, J. Lefebvre, Bouguereau, and T. Robert Fleury.  She was evidently known for her portraits and worked in Brussels and Ghent.  No other information is available online.




Emma de Vigne  
(1850 - 1898)
 

Self-portrait 1894--
representative work
 

Bouquet of Lilacs--representative work


Flowers (image unavailable)--exhibited
in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


Emma de Vigne was a still-life and portrait painter born in Gent to a family of artists. Her grandfather Ignace was a decorative artist; her father Pierre and her brother Paul were sculptors, as was her brother-in-law Gérard van der Linden; her uncles Félix (with whom she studied) and Edouard were painters, as were her sisters Louise and Malvina Maria.  She married her cousin Jules de Vigne.




Juliette (Henriette Trullemans) Wytsman  
(1866 - 1925)


Ander Gemuse Garten--representative work
 

Poppyfield--representative work
 

Landscape [title unknown]--representative work
 

Flowers---representative work
 

Marguerites and Peonies (images unavailable)--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition


The Belgian artist Juliette Wytsman received exacting training in botanical iconography, the focus of her early career, but she turned to landscape painting as she came increasingly under the plein-air influence of her artist-husband Rodolphe Wytsman.

Biography (very poor translation)
Paysage en fleurs à Linkebeek
Little Corner in the Garden
Zomerlandschap  te Mentelberg (Innsbruck) 1913

 




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Posted: 6-25-02; Updated: 01-20-13