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A Happy Boy

by Haeck Leopold

Antwerp 1868 – Antwerp (Wijnegem) 1928

Belgian Painter

Dimensions: Image size 39 x 31 cm, frame size 51 x 43 cm
Signature: Signed bottom right and dated 1900
Medium: Oil on canvas

Value: up to 5.000€

Haeck Leopold was a luminist and realistic painter of portraits, landscapes, city views, genre-scenes and religious subjects. He was also an engraver and etcher.

Pupil of Ch. Verlat at the Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp and at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts. Debuted at the Triennial Salon of Antwerp (1888).

Participated in numerous exhibitions. He worked mainly in the Antwerp Campine region, where he found the inspiration for his landscapes, preferably in the evening or by the moonlight. He often painted snowed sights. Member of the artistic circle in Antwerp “Als Ick Kan”.

Medal at the Brussels World Fair 1910. Knight of the Order of Leopold.

Well-known etchings of Haeck are “Evening”, “Boats on the Scheldt”, “Return by Moonlight”, “The Farm” and “The Disciples of Emmaus”.

His paintings can be found in the Antwerp Museum (“Evening in the Campine”), in the Town-Hall of Antwerp (“Portrait of the Artist’s Mother”), in the Print Room of Antwerp and the museum of Mol.


W.G. FLIPPO, ‘Lexicon of the Belgian Romantic painters’, Antwerp 1981.

  1. en G. PAS, ‘Biografisch lexicon plastische kunst in België’, Arto 2000, p. 442.
  2. PIRON, ‘De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 20ste eeuw’, Uitgeverij Art in Belgium, p. 655.


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