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Ruins in the Garden of Flowers

by De Sloovere Georges

Bruges, Belgium 1873 – 1970

Bruges School

Dimensions: Image size 92 x 66 cm, frame size 108,50 x 92 cm
Signature: Signed bottom left
Medium: Oil on canvas

Value: up to 5.000€

De Sloovere Georges (Geo) was born on August 4 in 1873 in Bruges.

He studied at the Bruges Academy of Fine Arts and retained a grateful memory of his beloved master teacher Van Hove Edmond. In 1895 he continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Brussels where he won many prizes.

He was a painter of townscapes, landscapes and portraits.

Geo de Sloovere was a strong and skillful colorist and a deeply self-confident artist, who depicts accurately what he wants and in a personal way. His works bear witness to a bold and powerful line. With passion and ease, he brings the form to the fore in expressive images, without losing the fine nuances.

Exhibited in Ghent, Antwerp, Liège, Brussels, Paris and London. He won several prizes at international exhibitions.

In 1918, he was appointed teacher at the Bruges Academy. Many articles and contributions have been written about Geo. They always pointed out his enormous power of work, his inexhaustible creative urge and his extraordinary powers of observation. His works are permeated by a joy in life. That is why his works depict subjects with fresh light, full of sunshine. His works are full of power and life.

On 3 November 1957, a retrospective of De Sloovere’s works was opened at the Groeninge Museum Bruges, this exhibition had a great international success.

He died on June 26 in 1970 at the Bruges Sint-Janshospitaal.

Today, his works can be found in private and public collections worldwide. Several of his canvases are in the municipal museum in Bruges.

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