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Godfrinon Ernest

Brussels 1878 – 1927

Belgian Painter

Woman with Yellow Hat

Signature: Signed bottom right
Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: Image size 51 x 40,50 cm, frame size 64 x 54 cm

Godfrinon Ernest Jean Joseph was born in the charming town of Elsene, Brussels, Belgium, in 1878. His artistic journey began as he pursued his studies at the prestigious Academies of Fine Arts in Ixelles and Brussels, where he honed his skills and passion for painting.

Godfrinon was a Belgian painter known for his exquisite works in the Impressionist style, specializing in still lifes, landscapes, figures, interiors, and delicate flower pieces. His artistry displayed a remarkable sensitivity and sophistication, reflecting the essence of post-impressionism. He embarked on his artistic career in 1898 and remained dedicated to his craft until his untimely passing.

As a member of the artist association known as Le Sillon, established in 1893, Godfrinon contributed to a vibrant counterbalance to the prevailing trends of Neo-Impressionism and Symbolism. Within this artistic circle, he found a platform to showcase his unique talents.

Though much of his exhibition history remains shrouded in obscurity, we do have a glimpse into his artistic legacy. In the winter of 1925, Godfrinon exhibited one of his notable paintings, ‘Begonias,’ at the Galerie des Tout-Petits. This exhibition, while a specific detail, serves as a testament to his dedication to his craft.

Godfrinon’s passed away in Schaarbeek, Brussels, in 1927. One of his remarkable works, titled ‘La Serre – La Jeune fille au miroir,’ has found a permanent home in the esteemed collection of the museum of Sint-Joost-ten-Node in Charlier, Belgium. This painting stands as a lasting tribute to his talent and the enduring legacy of Godfrinon Ernest Jean Joseph, the Belgian Impressionist painter.

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