"Delmotte Marcel - Portrait Of A Miner"Marcel Delmotte (1901-1984)
Portrait of a miner, 1964
Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 62 x 45 (with frame: 73 x 57).
Signed on the left bottom corner of the canvas.
Annotated at the back "Tête de mineur - 1964 - Marcel Delmotte - Charleroi".
Belgian artist, painter, designer, watercolourist, sculptor, portrait painter as well as painter of nudes and landscapes, Marcel Delmotte was a pupil of Léon Van den Houten at the free workshop of the University of Labor, in Charleroi. Initially a realist painter, he is gradually influenced by expressionism and evolved towards classical spirit symbolism and large compositions. He presents here the portrait of a miner from Charleroi, his birthplace.