Original etching, titled in the plate at lower right, signed in pencil in the margin by the artist at lower right, plate size 8 ½ " by 10 5/8", paper 11 7/8" by 15 5/8", framed 15 ¾" by 18" ; value $450.00
Henri QUITTELIER, Belgian, 1884-1980. A well-listed painter, draftsman, etcher, engraver, woodcut printer and lithographer,
Henri Quittelier studied at the Brussels Academy under Emile Fabry (1865-1966), a leading symbolist, muralist and lithographer; Isidore Verheyden (1846-1905),
a respected professor of painting after nature; Herman Richir (1866-1942), a former Prix de Rome, and under the influential Herman Jean Delville (1867-1953),
another leading Belgian symbolist.
Quittelier tackled all genres: figures,
portraits, landscapes, architectural views, religious compositions, interiors and marines. He also taught at the Academy of Nivelles, south of Brussels.
He co-founded and for numerous years, was President of, Uccle Centre d’Art, in the Brussels suburbs. Symbolism and nostalgia for the past permeated the
artist’s oeuvre and remained a constant inspiration during his entire life.
- Bénézit Dictionary of Artists, Emmanuel Bénézit
(Gründ, Paris, 2006);
- Dictionnaire Biographique Illustré des
Artistes en Belgique depuis 1830 (Editions Arto, Bruxelles, 1995);
- Paul Piron’s
Dictionnaire des Artistes Plastciens de Belgique des XIXième et XXième Siècles (Art in Belgium, Ohain, Belgium, 2003)
- Le Dictionnaire des Peintres Belges du XIVième Siècle à Nos
Jours (La Renaissance du Livre, Bruxelles, 1995).