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A Young Dancer

by Baes Emile

Brussels 1879 – Paris 1953

Belgian Painter

Dimensions: Image size 130 x 90 cm, frame size 139 x 99 cm
Signature: Signed top right
Medium: Oil on canvas

Value: up to 5.000€

Baes Emile was born in Brussels in 1879. He was a painter, draughtsman, etcher. He studied at the Brussels Academy under the guidance of Joseph Stallaert (1895-1901).

He went to Paris to perfect his skills where he worked under Alexander Cabanel and Léon Bonnat.

Exhibits in Paris and Brussels ‘Princesse d’Amour’ gallery Le Roy.

Baes debuted in academic style with historical scenes and portraits, female figures, characters, but would later find his true mastery and achieves success as a fashionable painter of figures and nudes. He was influenced by Paul Flaubert, Symbolism and Orientalism.

He also worked as an author and wrote ‘Les dieux stadiques’, ‘Princesse d’Amour’ and ‘Etudes de femmes’. Iconography fame fatale (Salome, Messaline, Cléopâtre)

He was a member of the jury Miss France 1936.

He died in Paris in 1953.

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