Game Birds and Fruit - Antique Oil Painting
Signed oil on canvas by the artist Taf Wallet. The painting shows a still life of fruit and game birds. It is in excellent condition, mounted in a quality frame and signed by the artist and dated 1941.
Taf Wallet (1902 - 2001) was a painter, engraver, creator of mosaics and stained glass. Born of Walloon father and Flemish mother. He was a friend and contemporary of Paul Delvaux.
He first studied wood and marble at the Industrial School of La Louvière ( 1916 - 1917 ) and then studied at the Academy of Mons with A. Durieu and Émile Motte (1920 - 1922) and at the Brussels Academy with Constant Montald, Jean Delville and Émile Fabry ( 1922 - 1926 ). He moved to Schaerbeek in 1923 . The Prix ??Godecharle (1928) enabled him to visit France and Italy in 1930 .
In 1933, Wallet lived in Saint-Idesbald and his work underwent a great influence of the sea. He won the price of Hainaut (1934 ).
He painted mainly clear and robust landscapes, beach views, seascapes and still lifes. He painted first in a realistic style, but then, after the second world war his work became more impressionistic. Later, he gave more attention to the composition and elaboration of his subjects. He had an eye for colours and its use emanates a lot of emotion. He prefers certain shades of hues, such as blue, yellow, green and red.
In 1947 he became professor of engraving and in 1959 professor of landscape painting at the Higher National Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp . He was co-founder of the Nervia group, director of the Alliance Française, member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Plastic Arts and member of the Belgian Society of Painters of the Sea, member of Circles Bon Vouloir, Friends of Art, Les Friends of Hainaut .
Wallet has won several medals for his work including Prix de Rome, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts etc and has works in the museums of Brussels, La Louvière, Antwerp, Ghent, Mons, Tournai, Namur.
Dimensions: 95 x 110 x 8 cm
Ref: 001117 Price: £985.00