Painting "Still Life with Lobster"

  • 3,800 EUR

Artist/Maker: Van Gelderen Simon

Artist/Maker Dates: 1905 - 1986

Place of Production: Belgium

Date of Production: 1950s

Materials: canvas, oil

Width: 100.0 cm.

Height: 80.0 cm.


Like new

Condition notes: Wear consistent with age and use


Size with frame: 127 x 109 cm.

Simon van Gelderen, a Belgian artist born in 1905 and died in 1986, had a varied and rich artistic career. Van Gelderen was a versatile artist, skilled in a variety of subjects including landscapes, hunting scenes, cityscapes, church interiors and still lifes. His impressionistic style, characterized by spontaneity, vividness, elegance and naturalism, resonated with the art community, demonstrating his ability to capture the essence of his subjects with a vibrant and appealing color palette. Educated at the prestigious Academy of St. Luke's and the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, van Gelderen was well versed in artistic theories and techniques, which he skillfully applied to his work. This education likely provided him with a solid foundation in art, fostering an artist who could move easily from one genre to another. Despite the brevity of information available, it is clear that Simon van Gelderen made a notable contribution to Belgian art, demonstrating technical mastery and a deep understanding of the world around him, captured through his impressionistic lens. His work, spoken of as an exercise in virtuosity, continues to be appreciated for its elegance and naturalistic depiction, cementing his legacy in the art world.

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