1867 1941

Winter In Flanders

Valerius De Saedeleer 

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From Wiki:  Valerius De Saedeleer (1867 - 1941)    The artist Valerius De Saedeleer was born on August 4 in the Belgian city of Aalst in 1867.De Saedeleer received his first artistic training at the Gent Academy of Fine Arts of Theodore Joseph Canneel (1817-1892). He mainly painted the river Lys (Leie) and the Flemish Ardennes and was one of the major figures of the first group of the Latem School. Painter, draughtsman, etcher of landscapes, mills, riverviews, snowy landscapes in the Symbolist, Intimist, Post-Impressionist style and in some paintings Art Nouveau elements. De Saedeleer lived from November 1895 to October 1898 in Lissewege and from 1898 to 1908 in Sint-Martens-Latem. The river Lys (Leie) bight there in the subjet of some of his paintings. Then he moved to Etikhove, where an artist colony with him as the central figure was located. Valerius De Saedeleer died on 16 September in 1941 in Leupegem - Work in Museum: Brussel, Antwerpen, Gent, Aalst Deinze, Deurle.“