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Woman Hat and Vase , Still Life   –   Willem Adriaan Paerels , 1913.

Dutch, 1878-1972

Oil on canvas,

Willem Adriaan Paerels (Delft, 15 July 1878 – Braine l’Alleud, 10 February 1962) was a Dutch-Belgian painter. He painted in the style of Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism.

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Willem Paerels

Willem Adriaan Paerels (Delft, 15 July 1878 – Braine l’Alleud, 10 February 1962) was a Dutch-Belgian painter. He painted in the style of Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism.

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Willem Adriaan Paerels 

Willem Adriaan Paerels (Delft, 15 July 1878 – Braine l’Alleud, 10 February 1962) was a Dutch-Belgian painter. He painted in the style of Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism.

Paerels worked in his father’s upholstery at a young age, but left for Brussels in 1894 and decided to become a painter. He formed himself and in 1898 he joined the artist group “Le Labeur”. Until 1912 he would also regularly stay in Paris, where he was mainly inspired by the French Impressionists. In addition, the influence of Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard became visible and from 1906, after visiting an exhibition in Ghent, the Fauvism. In this style he quickly made a name. Together with painters such as Rik Wouters, Ferdinand Schirren and Edgard Tytgat, he was counted among the Brabant Fauvism. He has exhibited at the companies Vie et Lumière and La Libre Esthétique and at the Salon d’Automne in Paris.

During the First World War Paerels returned to the Netherlands and worked mainly in Scheveningen. In 1919 he settled in Belgium again. In the 1920s and 1930s he made various trips, including to Greece, Italy and southern France. His later work is counted among expressionism. Paerels was best known for his port views, but also made landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and still lifes. He also made posters and designed decors.

Paerels was married to Hélène Moulaert, daughter of composer Raymond Moulaert. In 1930 he made himself naturalized to Belgian. In 1955 he received the Leopold Order. He died in 1962 in Braine-l’Alleud, near Brussels, at the age of 83. His work can be seen at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels, the Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Noordbrabants Museum in ’ s-Hertogenbosch and the Prinsenhof in Delft.

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Willem Adriaan Paerels (Dutch, 1878-1972)

Yacht club of Amsterdam, 1914

Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

Willem Adriaan Paerels (Delft, 15 July 1878 – Braine l’Alleud, 10 February 1962) was a Dutch-Belgian painter. He painted in the style of Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism.

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Willem Paerels (Belgian, 1878-1962), The Scheldt in Antwerp, 1921. Canvas, 50 x 60 cm.

Willem Adriaan Paerels (Delft, 15 July 1878 – Braine l’Alleud, 10 February 1962) was a Dutch-Belgian painter. He painted in the style of Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism.

huariqueje: Boulevard of Scheveningen    –    …

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Boulevard of Scheveningen    –    Willem Paerels , 1907

Dutch,1878-1962

Oil on canvas, 70 x 70 cm.

Willem Adriaan Paerels (Delft, 15 July 1878 – Braine l’Alleud, 10 February 1962) was a Dutch-Belgian painter. He painted in the style of Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism.

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Rik Wouters (Belgian, 1882 – 1916)

Portrait of Ernest Wijnants, N/D

Hendrik Emil (Rik) Wouters (Mechelen, 21 August 1882 – Amsterdam, 11 July 1916) was a Belgian sculptor, painter, draftsman and etcher. He is counted to the flow of Fauvism.

Ernest Lodewijk Adolf Wijnants (Mechelen, 24 September 1878 – there, 8 December 1964) was a Belgian sculptor who also painted.

He worked as a boy together with his uncle Rik Wouters in the furniture industry and remained lifelong with the couple Wouters.

He was educated at the Academy of Beaux-Arts in Brussels and later taught at the academy in Antwerp (from 1926) and the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts there (from 1931). The sculptors Albert Meertens and Niel Steenbergen belonged to his pupils.

Wijnants was the designer of the one-franc piece that was in circulation from 10 November 1938 to 12 August 1952.

He made several images in Byzantine style, such as his large series at the Sainctelette bridge in Brussels. At the end of his life he transferred all his artworks to his hometown of Mechelen. There are also several images of his hand, such as Mother and Child (1952) in the courtyard of the Town Hall on the Grote Markt and the Monument of the fallen (1924) for the fallen of both world wars in the Sint-Rombouts Cemetery. His own house and workshops were destroyed by a V-weapon at the end of the Second World War.

During the summer of 1929 he was ordered to make a statue in Lausanne, as a token of appreciation from Belgium to Switzerland 

The man was interested in sports. Like many other Malines creatives, “Neste” Wynants was a member of the Racing Club football club . He even kicked it up to a football player who played champion in the IV division with his Mechelen team. In October 1931 he was replaced by royal decree “Professor of Sculpture” at the Higher Institute in Antwerp to replace the famous Victor Rousseau.

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Woman Reading. Rik Wouters (Fauvism, Belgian, 1882-1916).

Wouters, a painter, sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker, became a pupil at the Academie des Beaux-Arts. There he met Hélène Duerinckx (Nel) who was to become his wife and favourite model.

Wouters focused on studies of light. He chose to depict interiors and stillifes, painted with a spatula and showing an abundant use of colour laid down on cardboard. In 1911 Wouters changed his style, abandoning the use of the spatula and opting for the brush. In order to obtain a maximum of transparency the painter diluted his colours and used absorbing canvases. It resulted in a reduced scale of warm tones and a diminished brilliancy of colours.

The influence of impressionist painters was reflected in his own work where colours gained the illusion of shimmering light.

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Hendrik Emil [Rik] Wouters (Belgian, 1882 – 1916).

Self-Portrait with Black Eye-Patch.

Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1915 en verso.

Hendrik Emil (Rik) Wouters (Mechelen, 21 August 1882 – Amsterdam, 11 July 1916) was a Belgian sculptor, painter, draftsman and etcher. He is counted to the flow of Fauvism.

In 1915 the symptoms of his fatal disease are clear: jawbone cancer. Already in 1912 he had complained about increasingly common headaches. Nel comes to him and he is released. Together they will live in Amsterdam in an apartment on the third Kostverlorenkade nr 37, third floor. He gets a first exhibition there and shows the wry “Rik with black eye dressing”. Short consecutive surgeries do not provide a solution for his cancer on the upper jaw. He undergoes intensive X-ray and radium irradiation that offer no relief. That same year he paints his Self-Portrait with the black eye-patch.

A second exhibition was organized in Amsterdam in 1916. Nel testifies about Rik’s last winter as follows: The bleak winter of 1915-1916 hangs over Amsterdam like a shroud of sleet and snow. It was during one of those sad days that the disease resurfaced. His voice is hollow and it is painful to see him eat. He can only get fluid things in, and then only, like his daily connection, through the opening of his broken jawbone. This link in the back of his mouth stinks and liquid food makes him feel disgusted. The prospect of long sleepless nights, in desperate struggle against pain, makes him desperate. He can not lie down, walked around in circles like crazy. Not even 34 years old, Rik Wouters dies after a painful eye cancer in Amsterdam. His wife, Nel, stayed in Amsterdam until 1919 after Wouters’ death, after which she returned to Belgium. She remarried with a doctor, represented Riks artistic interests and died in 1971, 85 years old.
Five years after Nels’s return, Rik’s remains were deposited in the cemetery of Watermael-Boitsfort, close to his home. In the garden wall of their house Nel had the brick of Rick’s grave in Amsterdam bricked in as a memory.

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The artist on the Hoogbrug in Mechelen  –    Rik Wouters, 1908

Belgian, 1882-1916

Oil on canvas, 30 x 35 cm.

Hendrik Emil (Rik) Wouters (Mechelen, 21 August 1882 – Amsterdam, 11 July 1916) was a Belgian sculptor, painter, draftsman and etcher. He is counted to the flow of Fauvism.