Featured Artist in Collection

Pascal de Beucker (1861-1945)

Portrait of an Elegant Lady Holding a Fan

Young Girl Seated on a Marble Bench (#342) Artist: Pascal de Beucker (1861-1945) An extremely rare and important example of de Beucker’s secular figurative work, this beautifully painted image of a young girl seated on a marble bench dates to 1908, considered his best period. De Beucker is remembered as possibly Belgium’s finest painter of still-life subjects at the turn of the twentieth century, and his figure paintings are equally competent. Pascal de Beucker was born in 1861 in Antwerp, where he studied at the Academy under Farasyn and Lauwers. Upon graduation he commenced exhibiting at a number of Belgium’s prominent Salons, winning numerous medals and prizes for his figurative painting. In 1904 he left Belgium for the United States, where he settled in Springfield, Illinois. While in the United States, he became highly sought after for his portraits, which he executed with an attention to detail of the highest quality. In 1910 he returned to Belgium, married and settled in the town of Mortsel, and commenced painting the floral compositions for which he is now best known.

Pascal de Beucker continued to paint until his death in 1945. His works have been collected by the Albert van Dyck Museum and other museums. In the year 2000, a major retrospective of his life and work was held at the Albert van Dyck Museum.