Symphonie bleu - EDOUARD CHAPPEL
Symphonie bleu (Chappel)

Edouard CHAPPEL (Antwerp, 1859 – Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1944)

Pupil of Verlat at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, he initially assimilated the lessons of the great Flemish masters, then discovered the Barbizon School and was inspired by its main representatives, including Millet and Corot. He was the founder, with Henry Rul, of the Belgian art movement Als ik Kan. He often went to Paris, where he attended courses at the Julien Academy. It was during these stays that he met some painters who were part of the group of the Impressionists, in particular Renoir, Sisley and Pissarro. On the occasion of his first major solo exhibition in 1890 in Antwerp, the city bought one of his works. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy in London, where he stayed from 1891 to 1923. In 1907 he exhibited at the Salon d 'Automne in Paris and from 1912 he often went to France to paint in Barbizon and Normandy. His exhibition activity, in galleries and salons, intensified from year to year, as well as artistic and official awards. In 1919 he settled in Cagnes sur Mer, in the South of France, where he died. Still lifes and landscapes werew his favorite subjects.


Antwerp, Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts
Paris, Musée d’Orsay
Cagnes-sur-Mer, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Nice, Musée Chéret
Brighton, Brighton & Hove Museums
Christchurch, Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Kobe, Art Museum