Belgian Artist

Edward Portielje | Genre painter

Edward Antoon Portielje ( 1861-194 9) was an Belgian** genre painter. Portielje was born in 1861 in Antwerp, the son and brother of artists. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp under Charles Verlat. Although Impressionist style** was becoming increasingly fashionable throughout Europe in Portielje's early years, he maintained the “ academic ” manner taught in the French** and Belgian** academies and characterized by a high degree of finish.

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