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Autumn View

by Riket Leon

Antwerp 1876 – 1938 Knokke

Belgian Painter

Signature: Signed bottom left
Medium: Oil on canvas

Riket Leon was born on May 13, 1876 in Antwerp, Belgium. He was a figurative painter of landscapes, marines, family scenes, floral and still life paintings.

He was a student at Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts where he was mentored by the highly respected master teacher and artist, Franz Courtens. He also attended the Antwerp Superior Institute.

Initial Riket follows in footsteps of his teacher and evolves thereafter and start to paints looser. His large moody landscapes with beautiful incidence of light, in a heavy paint structure, but floating brushstrokes are particularly atmospheric. He was awarded a silver medal by Royal Academy in Paris in 1913. He also participated in the “Salons Triennaux d’Anvers” in 1920 and 1926.

Riket is listed in the “Deux Siecles de Signatures de’Artistes de Belgique” translated as “Two Centuries of Noted Belgian Artists” wich list only the best Belgian artist of that time.

Painter was a member of the group called “Ken U Zelve” which was made up famed Flemish artists.

Riket died on August 24, 1938 in Knokke, Belgium.

Today, his works can be found in private and public collections worldwide: Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, United States, China.

Literature :

Le dictionnaire des peintres Belges du XIVe siècle à nos jours. Brussel

Benezit,Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1976

Paul Piron, De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 2àste eeuw, Art in Belgium, p.852

Biografische Lexicon Plastiche kunst in België, 1830 – 2000, Arto 2000, p 275

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