Vibrant oil on canvas by the Belgium artist Alfred Pietercelie (Antwerp 1879 – Jette / Brussels 1955). The painting shows a view of a farm through trees. The painting is signed, inscribed in the rear and mounted in a wooden frame and slip. The painting is dated 1937.
Alfred Pietercelie was a painter and decorator. He studied (1893-1900) at the Academies of Antwerp, Brussels and Anderlecht. He held his first exhibition in 1917 with the group “L’Oeuvre Nouvelle”. He was called a ‘natural born landscape artist’ by art critics and praised for the poetry in his work. He found his inspiration in Brussels and later in the Ourthe area. He also was often experimental with his paintings. He settled in 1936 in Jette and founded the Art Circle ‘Jecta’ which is still active today (first exhibition in September 1939 in the town hall of Jette). He remained the president of this art circle till his death. Artists like Jan Verdoodt, Jacques Dormont and René Magritte were also members.