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Belgian Women Painters

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


Compiled by K. L. Nichols




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This Page:
Berthe Art
Euphrosina Beernaert
Marie de Bièvre
Nathalie de Bourtzoff
Sophie de Bourtzoff
Marie Collart
Marguerite Dielman
Hélène Gevers
Louise Heger



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Berthe Art (1857 - 1934)




Still Life with Grapes
--representative work.


Glycines and Yellow
Roses in a Vase
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representative work.


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Perroquets sur leur perchoi
(1873)--representative work.



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Atelier van d Beeldhouwer
--representative work.



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Still Life with Apples
--representative work.


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


Grapes and Fruits and Accessories (images unavailable)
--exhibited in the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Berthe Art was born in Brussels to Ferdinand Art and Constance Luc. She briefly studied art in Paris under Alfred Stevens  and became a member of the women artists club called Cercle des Femmes Peintres which organized local art shows at the Brussels museum from 1888–1902. In 1911, she and some others from the previous group organized a gallery in Brussels called Galerie Lyceum. Known primarily for her still life pastels and portraits, she exhibited regularly in London, Paris, and Munich.




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Euphrosine Beernaert (1831 - 1901)


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





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

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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.




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Marie De Bièvre (1865 - 1940)


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Still Life with Roses and Lillies (1873)--
representative work.



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Peaches--this image may or may not be
the "Peaches" exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


 

Fruits and Accessories (porcelains) (image unavailable)--
exhibited in the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.




Marie de Bièvre was a still life painter born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium. She exhibited in Paris, Berlin, and Munich (in addition to the Chicago World's Fair) and was co-founder of several artists groups: the Cercle des aquarellistes et des aquafortistes belges in 1883, Voorwaerts in 1885, and the Cercle des Femmes Peintres in 1888.




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Nathalie de Bourtzoff (c. 1850 - 1930)


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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-Russian artists working and exhibiting in Belgium and in various international exhibitions.  No other information is available online.




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Sophie de Bourtzoff (19th century)



Portrait of a Lady--
representative work.


Portrait of my Father--
representative work.



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-Russian artists working and exhibiting in Belgium and in various international exhibitions.  No other information is available online.




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Marie Collart-Henrotin (1842 - 1911)


Hofstede in Brabant 1890
--representative work.



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Landscape--representative work.

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Snow--representative work.



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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 Yard (image unavailable) --exhibited in
the Woman'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. Largely self-taught as an artist, she also received artistic advice from L. Chabry, Alfred Stevens, and Alfred Verwée. Collart-Henrotin was well-recognized in Belgium, becoming the first woman to be named a Chevalier in the Belgian Order of Leopold in 1880, and she won gold medals at exhibitions in Ghent (1881), in Paris, and in Brussels (1897), among other places. She married Edmond Henrotin, an artillary captain.




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Marguerite Dielman (1865 - 1942)


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Sweet Award--representative work.





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

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Still-life with Orchids--
representative work.


Composition of Blue Flowers--
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.




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Hélène Gevers (1848 - 1932)


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Portrait of a Lady--representative work.



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

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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.




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Louise Héger (1839 - 1933)


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Village de Coxyde--
representative work.


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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.



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Text written by K. L. Nichols


Painting, top of page: Marie Konstantinovna
Bashkirtseff, In the Studio (1881).


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Posted: 6-25-02; Updated: 02-20-18