Featured Artist in Collection

Evariste Carpentier (1845-1922)

The Turnip Pickers

Evariste Carpentier was born in the small town of Kuurne, Belgium in 1845. He joined the art group known as XX (Les Vingt), which was arguably the most important avant-garde circle of the day, whose purpose was to promote Impressionism and Luminism in Belgium. His later life was spent in the city of Liege, where he is remembered as the painter who brought Impressionism to that area. In 1897 he became a Professor at the Academy of Liege and from 1902 to 1919 was its Director. He died in Liege in 1922.