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Dansaert Léon

Brussels 1830 – 1909 Écouen, Paris

Belgian Painter

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Signature: Signed bottom left
Medium: Oil on mahogany panel
Dimensions: Image size 46 x 37 cm, frame size 63,50 x 55 cm

Dansaert (Dansart) Léon Marie Constant was born in Brussels in 1830. He was a painter of portraits, figures and of genre and historical scenes.

The painter was best known for his paintings of genre scenes of everyday Parisian life of French bourgeoisie in an 18th-century setting.

He studied with the French master teacher and Realist genre painter Edouard Frère (1819-1886) in Paris. 

Dansaert lived and worked in Écouen from 1882 where he acquired French nationality and continued to work under the name Dansart.

He exhibited from 1868 to 1889. He participated in the Salon in Antwerp (1864), in Paris (1865), in Paris Universal Exhibition (1867), the Brussels Belgian Art Exhibition (1880). He exhibited also in Berlin and Bordeaux. He traveled extensively in Germany and Italy.

The painter died in Écouen in 1909. Today, his works can be found worldwide in private and public collections, including at the Museum of Brussels (“Les Diplomates”), at the Museums Bagnères, Bayonne, Perigueux in France and at the Museums of London and Sheffield in the UK.

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