" Henri Logelain, Scene From Fishing Port And Old Sailing Rigging At Port d'Ostende, C. 1915"Delicate post-impressionist work depicting a scene from a fishing port and old sailing rigs at the port of Ostend.
Oil painting on panel size 28 x 34.5 cm
Signature in the right corner.
Good state of conservation.
The painter used a panel which had two fine hollow scars whose slight relief remains discernible.
Outside format of the frame 40 x 47 cm.
Former collection C. Devadder, architect in Brussels.
Henri Logelain (1889-1968) was a Belgian impressionist painter, draftsman and painter born and died in Brussels. He started studying at the School of Decorative Arts in Ixelles at the age of 12, moving later to the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. He attended the free workshop L'effort, where he met A. Oleffe. For several years, he made a living in the workshop of his industrial painting uncle, where he learned to imitate wood and marble. His first exhibition took place in 1911 in the Salle Boute in Brussels, and from 1912 he exhibited regularly at the Triennial Salon in Liège. At that time, he worked exclusively in watercolor, with abundant use of washes and mixtures of tones. He was primarily concerned with lighting effects and generally produced still lifes and landscapes on the outskirts of Brussels. But the one who praised him most probably was James Ensor who called him a "lifelong colourist", a compliment he reserved for those who knew how to play colors and their shades so well.
Friend of Louis Gendebien and Emmanuel Viérin born June 30, 1869 in Courtrai, died January 18, 1954 close also to Albert Baertsoen (1866 -1922), Hubert Bellis (1831-1902), Firmin Baes (1874-1945), and Frans Van Holder (1881-1919)