Josse-Lambert (Hubert) Bellis, born in Brussels on January 6, 1831 and died in Schaerbeek on April 16, 1902, is a Belgian painter and decorator. He mainly produces still lifes. Son of Jean Lambert Bellis and Jeanne Marie Possé (or Gossé), Hubert Bellis studied from 1846 to 1857 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels where he was a pupil of François-Joseph Navez and Henri de Coene. Bellis married Ernestine Josephine Haentjens and settled as a painter and decorator. He founded a company with his brother Charles-Louis in 1857 at n ° 31 quai au Bois à Brûler in Brussels. In 1858, he created L'Effort, a free workshop for painters on the first floor of the company. The future renowned painter Guillaume Vogels was hired as a decorator by the Bellis brothers. He became a student of the painting school, just like Jean-Baptiste Degreef among others. Bellis travels a lot, both in Belgium and abroad, to carry out contracts related to its business. In 1883, he made a trip to Amsterdam with James Ensor and Guillaume Vogels. Hubert Bellis gained notoriety after 1875 with his realistic still lifes and some portraits. His still lifes are made up of flowers, fruits and crustaceans. His early achievements were more conventional. As his career progressed, he freed himself from overloaded compositions and painted still lifes without ornaments. These new compositions reinforced his reputation. He painted roses, geraniums or chrysanthemums in dirty brown pots, freshly caught sea urchins and shrimp on simple plates, or the remains of a carnival party.