Moer, Jean-Baptiste van

PAINTER (BELGIUM)
BORN 17 Dec 1819, Brussel - DIED 6 Dec 1884, Brussel
GRAVE LOCATION Brussel: Ixelles Cimetière (Avenue 4)

Jean-Baptiste van Moer was the son of a wood turner. He studied at the Art Academy in Brussels under François Bousset. In 1855 he exhibited at the World Exhibition in Paris. Both Queen Victoria and king Leopold II bought drawings by his hand. Leopold also ordered several views of Venice for the Venetian staircase of the Royal Palace.

From his studio in Brussels he painted watercolors from old city districts. Mayor Jules Anspach commissioned him with several works and his successor Karel Buls acquired several of his paintings for the city.

Images

The grave of J.B. van Moer at the Ixelles Cimetière, Brussels.
Picture by Androom (28 Apr 2007)

 

The grave of J.B. van Moer at the Ixelles Cimetière, Brussels.
Picture by Androom (28 Apr 2007)

 

Sources
Cimitière d'Ixelles, Cercle D'Histoire Locale D'Ixelles, 1990
Jean Baptiste Van Moer - Wikipedia


Molesworth, William

Published: 14 Jan 2018
Last update: 14 Jan 2018