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EMILE CLAUS (Belgian / 1849-1924)

Émile Claus was the founder of Luminist school which was the Belgian response to Impressionism, Symbolism, and Intimisme. Born in Sint-Eloois-Vijve, he studied at the Antwerp Academy and then headed for Paris, where he became a close friend of Henri Le Sidaner. Under the influence of Le Sidaner and of Claude Monet, Claus shrugged off the brown tones of his early work for a style filled with light, giving rise to the term Luminism being used for the Belgian Impressionists as for the American ones. Émile Claus spent WWI in London, working alongside his friend Albert Baertsoen in the studio of John Singer Sargent. Claus repaid some of the debt of the Impressionists and Symbolists to Japanese art by teaching two of Japan's finest modern artists, Torajiro Kojima and Kijiro Ota. His last words were, "Bloemen, bloemen, bloemen. . .": Flowers, flowers, flowers. . .

See also:

ALBERT BAERTSOEN
HENRI EUGÈNE AUGUSTIN LE SIDANER
CLAUDE OSCAR MONET
GUSTAVE MOREAU

Selected prints by EMILE CLAUS

Midi, 1910
Lithograph •SOLD
Pâques, 1910
Lithograph

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