Category: 20th

amare-habeo: Pieter Gorus (Belgian, 1881 – 194…

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Pieter Gorus (Belgian, 1881 – 1941)

Morning fog with farmer milking cow (Brouillard matinal avec fermière trayant), N/D

Oil on canvas, 

60.5 x 100.5 cm

Pieter Gorus (1881-1941) was a Belgian landscape painter.

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Gorus Pieter

Pieter Gorus (1881-1941) was a Belgian landscape painter. He was born in Dendermonde on 23 February 1881 as the son of the local textile manufacturer and later mayor of Wanzele, Leopold Gorus (1848-1909), and of Elisa De Block (1857-1893). He spent his first years in the beautiful mansion of his parents ‘Le Chalet du Boulevard’, the current tower on the Leopold II lane, founded in 1880 to the plans of architect Pieter Van Kerkhove. After studying at the Blessed Virgin College, he studied for mine engineer in Leuven.

He broke off these studies after two years and then resolutely started an art course at the Dendermond Academy of Fine Arts, where he received instruction from Jacques Rosseels, Isidore Meyers and Ferdinand Willaert. He became acquainted with Herman Broeckaert, with whom he explored the Scheldt landscape together at that time. Pieter Gorus married Henriette Charlotte De Wilde on 16 May 1910 in Sint-Joost-ten-Noode and settled in the Nachtegaalstraat in Dendermonde. Three of their eight children (Stephan, Albert and Ernest) later made their name as artists. In 1914 the young family left the Dendermonde, which was ravaged by the German army, and settled temporarily in rural Overmere-Donk.

Some time later, Pieter Gorus finally chose a house with a spacious studio on Zele-Dijk. He would develop into a quality and successful landscape painter, whose realistic and impressionistically painted works received favorable reviews in both domestic and foreign exhibitions. He also illustrated several books, including that of his friend Karel Van de Woestijne. Pieter Gorus was appointed in 1908 as a teacher of line drawing at the Dendermond academy. Because of an eye condition, he resigned on January 5, 1925. In the same period he also worked as a art teacher in the Dendermondse Stadslagere Jongensschool. On 14 May 1941 he died due to a collision.

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Gorus Pieter

Pieter Gorus (1881-1941) was a Belgian landscape painter. He was born in Dendermonde on 23 February 1881 as the son of the local textile manufacturer and later mayor of Wanzele, Leopold Gorus (1848-1909), and of Elisa De Block (1857-1893).

amare-habeo: Pieter Gorus (Belgian, 1881 – 194…

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Pieter Gorus (Belgian, 1881 – 1941)

In the orchard in bloom, N/D

Oil on canvas, 90 x 115 cm

Pieter Gorus (1881-1941) was a Belgian landscape painter. He was born in Dendermonde on 23 February 1881 as the son of the local textile manufacturer and later mayor of Wanzele, Leopold Gorus (1848-1909), and of Elisa De Block (1857-1893).

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Pieter Gorus

Pieter Gorus(1881 – 1941) was a Belgian landscape painter. He  was born in Dendermonde on 23 February 1881 as the son of the local textile manufacturer and later mayor of Wanzele, Leopold Gorus (1848-1909), and of Elisa De Block (1857-1893).

catonhottinroof: Franz Courtens  Ramasseuse de…

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Franz Courtens 

Ramasseuse de bois

Baron Franciscus Eduardus Maria (Franz) Courtens (1854–1943) was a Belgian painter.

amare-habeo: Franz Courtens (Belgian, 1854…

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Franz Courtens (Belgian, 1854 – 1943)

View in a sunny park, N/D

Oil on Canvas,
141 x 110,5 cm

Baron Franciscus Eduardus Maria (Franz) Courtens (1854–1943) was a Belgian painter.

wonderingaboutitall:Le Calme – Kalme Zee – Fra…

wonderingaboutitall:

Le Calme – Kalme Zee – Franz Courtens

Baron Franciscus Eduardus Maria (Franz) Courtens (1854–1943) was a Belgian painter.

wonderingaboutitall:The Return Of The Fisherme…

wonderingaboutitall:

The Return Of The Fishermen – Franz Courtens

Baron Franciscus Eduardus Maria (Franz) Courtens (1854–1943) was a Belgian painter.

wonderingaboutitall:Boats In The North Sea – F…

wonderingaboutitall:

Boats In The North Sea – Franz Courtens

Baron Franciscus Eduardus Maria (Franz) Courtens (1854–1943) was a Belgian painter.