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Van Belleghem Jos

Beernem 1894 – 1970 Veurne

Belgian Painter

A Portrait of a Fisherman

Signature: Signed bottom right
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Image size 50 x 40 cm, frame size 61 x 51 cm

Value: up to 5.000€

Van Belleghem Jos was born in Beernem, Belgium in 1894. He was a Belgian painter and draughtsman of landscapes, marines, village views, harbours, seascapes, dunes and fishermen. He was a father of the sculptor Gilbert Van Belleghem (1924 – 2008).

Van Belleghem Jos studied at the Academy of Bruges under the guidance of master teacher and artist Flori Van Acker (1858 – 1940). He worked at the front of the IJzer during the First World War, became fascinated by the region and settled in Veurne in 1921. Artist found his inspiration almost exclusively in the Westhoek, the flat land of Veurne-Ambacht, the turbulent or the calm sea, sturdy fishermen figures, harbour views. He painted realistic, but slightly romanticizes description and with an impressionistic touch.

He died in Veurne, Belgium in 1970. Today, his paintings can be found in private and public collections including the collection of the municipality of Veurne.


Mentioned in the “Lexicon of West-Flemish Artists I”.

Le Dictionnaire des Peintres Belges du XIVe siècle à nos jours, La Renaissance du Livre, p. 986

W. en G. PAS, Biografisch Lexicon Plastische Kunst in België, Arto, 2000, p. 418.

P. PIRON, De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars, Art in Belgium, p. 1332.

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