Signed, titled "Les grandes tides", numbered 74/150 in pencil.
Gaston Bogaert (Le Mans, 1918 - Brussels, 2008) is a Franco-Belgian painter, engraver, writer.
After training as an architect, he worked as an advertising designer at Sabena.
Professor at the higher school of advertising techniques in Brussels from 1965 to 1969.
Surrealist painter, in Bogaert we find reminiscences of René Magritte (with his 'houses' and their play of shadow and light which echo the legendary series the empire of the lights of the great master) and Paul Delvaux (trains and trams), with whom Bogaert has moreover maintained contact. Some of the aircraft that appear in Bogaert's work seem to have come straight out of the universe of Jules Verne.
Admirable maritime scenes complete the vast repertoire of the intriguing and refined painter Gaston Bogaert.
Works in the museums of Cagnes-sur-Mer, Verviers, Charleroi, Laethem-Saint-Martin, Antwerp, Brasilia, at the Rockefeller Art Center in New York, at the Victoria Art Gallery of Canada, at the Dimona in Tel-Aviv and in the collections of the Belgian State.