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Gustave De Smetartist • painterGent (België) 1877-1943 Deurle (België)

biography of Gustave De Smet

The Belgian painter Gustave De Smet is considered one of the founders of Flemish expressionism. Between ca. 1888 and 1895 he visited the Ghent academy. Important for his development was his move in 1908 to Sint-Martens-Latem on the Leie, where he was part of a close-knit group of painters, including Constant Permeke, Frits van den Berghe and Gustave's brother Leon, who later became known as de Latemse School. In this period, De Smet paints symbolist river landscapes, forest and garden views and flowering orchards in an impressionist style, full of lyrical mood. Only after 1914, when he lived in the Netherlands for four years, he became friends with Leo Gestel and was influenced by the Bergen School.


previously for salepaintings by Smet G. De


Gustave De Smet | Landscape, oil on board laid down on panel, 31.9 x 38.6 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1917

Gustave De Smet

painting • previously for sale

Landscape

Gustave De Smet | A farmer working on the land, oil on board, 40.1 x 50.4 cm

Gustave De Smet

painting • previously for sale

A farmer working on the land

Gustave De Smet | Along the river Leie, near Sint-Martens-Latem, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 60.9 cm, signed l.l. and executed ca. 1913-1914

Gustave De Smet

painting • previously for sale

Along the river Leie, near Sint-Martens-Latem


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