Herman jean Joseph Richir was born on November 4th in the Belgian city of Elsene in 1866. First he studied at the Academy of Sint-Joost-ten-Node taught by Gustave Biot and Charles Hermans, then he went to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels from 1884 to 1889 led by Jean Portaels. Painter,draughtsman,pastellist of portraits,posters,elegant ladies,people, children nudes,flowers,genre scenes,interiors in the Realism, Impressionism, Art nouveau and Romanticism styles. He finished second in the Prix de Rome for painting in 1886. He became a teacher in 1900 for drawing and the first teacher for painting from nature at the Academy of Brussels in 1905 and took several times the directorship at the academy.
“ELEGIE” c. 1932
Oil on canvas, signed lower left. 41”w x 53”h, overall size is 46” x 59”. Provenance: M. Teichman, Brussels. Exhibited: Paris, Salon (Society Nationale des Beaux Arts), 1932. Krakov, Towarzstwe Przyjaciol Sztuk Picknyci w Krakowie, 1935. Brussels, Cercle Royal Artistique et Litteraile, 1947.
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 59 in | WIDTH: 46 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 53 in | WIDTH: 41 in
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