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Gustave de Smet artwork • painting • previously for sale A farmer working on the land

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

Gustave de Smet

A farmer working on the land
oil on board 40.1 x 50.4 cm

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: part. bezit Verenigde Staten.

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.

Gustave de Smet | Landscape with a church, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 69.4 x 84.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1904

Gustave de Smet

painting • for sale

Landscape with a church

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