Emile Claus was the leader of the Luminist movement in his native country, Belgium. Luminism can be seen as the synthesis between French impressionism and neo-impressionism on the one hand, and the realist tradition of the Belgian art on the other.
Emile Claus was born on September 27, 1849.
Emile Claus, Winterzon, namiddag (Wintersun, afternoon), 1902. Oil on canvas, 98,5 x 143 cm. Private collection