Impressionist painting by Robert Crommelynck circa 1947 depicting a figure in fields of flowers in Fagne.
Oil on canvas (prepared as a mount on cardboard), very fine period stuccoed frame in good condition, a few cracks (almost invisible, see photo).
Dimensions with frame: 50 x 60cm
A painting entitled "Sapins en Fagne" from the same period and dated 1947 is in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (see last image).
- Artist:Robert Crommelynck (1895-1968)
- Signature / Monogram:Signed
- Period:20th Century / ca 1947
- Country of Origin:Belgium
- Dimensions (H x W):34 x 42 cm
- Weight:3 Kg
Trained by Évariste Carpentier and Adrien de Witte at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège (1908-1915), Crommelynck exhibited from 1917 in Verviers, Brussels and Liège. During the 1920s, he travelled to the Rhine valley, Brittany and Normandy, and in 1928 discovered the Fagne and Ardenne regions, where he stayed many times over the following years. From 1930, he rented a studio in Paris and then discovered Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland (1935) and Italy (1936). In 1944, Crommelynck was appointed professor at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège, for the advanced course in decorative painting, which he taught until 1960. Robert Crommelynck died in 1968 and is buried in the Robermont cemetery in Liège.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Robert Crommelynck preferred classical expressionism to the impressionism of the time. He was attracted by Spain, whose landscapes and rusticity he appreciated, and he greatly admired Velázquez, who inspired his painting. He was also inspired by Goya and the German painters Lovis Corinth and Wilhelm Leibl. Robert Crommelynck was a landscape painter but also a portrait painter.