Andrée Bosquet

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Andrée Bosquet
Self portrait Andrée Bosquet.jpg
Self Portrait, 1924
Born 1900 (1900)
Tournai, Belgium
Died 1980 (aged 79–80)
La Louvière, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Known for Painting
Spouse(s) Frans Depooter (m. 1923)
Awards Charles Caty Prize (1963)

Andrée Bosquet (1900–1980)[1] was a Belgian painter.

Bosquet was born on March 13, 1900, in Tournai. She died in La Louvière on June 27, 1980. Her husband was fellow Belgian artist Frans Depooter. [1]

Coming from cultured society, she took painting courses with M. Putsage (pastel), Anto Carte, and E.Motte, but she was primarily self-taught. She exhibited regularly from 1922 onwards, invited in particular by the Groupe Nervia and Le Bon Vouloir (Mons). She was awarded the Charles Caty Prize in 1963. Using oil, red chalk and charcoal, Andrée Bosquet painted and drew, with simplicity and delicate elegance but without affectation, self-portraits and children’s portraits, restful and clear still lifes, and bouquets of an exquisite fragility. Her choice went towards soft and fine colors in half-tints and towards round and statuesque shapes. Her style cannot be connected with any school defined by art history, even though it might be likened to the Florentine Primitives or have common features with naïve art or Symbolism. Her works can be seen in various Belgian museums (Ghent, Brussels, Mons, La Louvière).


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