Braekeleer, Henri de

PAINTER (BELGIUM)
BORN 11 Jun 1840, Antwerpen - DIED 20 Aug 1888, Antwerpen
REAL NAME Breaekeleer, Henri Augustin de
GRAVE LOCATION Antwerpen: Schoonselhof (perk Z1, rij A (erekerkhof))

Henri de Brakeleeer was the son of a genre painter. He was educated by his father and by his uncle Baron Henry Leys. His chose his subjects from everyday life in Antwerp.

In 1861 his first pictures were shown at the Antwerp Exhibition. In 1872 he won a gold medal in Brussls for "The Geographer" and "The Lesson" and in Vienna he received a gold medal for "The Painter's Studio" and "Grandmother's Birthday".

He also worked as a lithographer and an etcher in a style that was influenced by Henri Leys. Towards the end of his life he suffered from a brain disease that left him helpless. He died in 1888.

Sources
Henri de Braekeleer - Wikipedia
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Images

The grave of Hendrik de Braekeleer at the Schoonselhof, Antwerpen.
Picture by Androom (27 Jul 2002)

 


Brahms, Johannes

Published: 19 Dec 2009
Last update: 29 Apr 2012