Auguste Levêque

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Bacchanalia, oil on canvas

Auguste Levêque (1866 in Nivelles, Walloon Brabant – 1921 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode) is a Belgian painter influenced both by realism and symbolism. Levêque was also a sculptor, poet and art theoretician.

He studied under Jean-François Portaels at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and received the Prix Godecharle for his painting Job in 1890.

Levêque was a member of the "Salon d'Art Idéaliste", formed by Jean Delville in Brussels in 1896, which is considered the Belgian equivalent to the Parisian Rose & Cross Salon. Other members of the group were Léon Frédéric, Albert Ciamberlani, Constant Montald, Emile Motte, Victor Rousseau, Armand Point and Alexandre Séon. The Salon was abandoned in 1898.[1]

Notable paintings[edit]

  • Job
  • Les Dentelles d'airain
  • Panthéra et Vipérena
  • Mater dolorosa
  • Circé
  • Dante
  • Parque
  • Repos
  • Ouvriers tragiques
  • Triomphe de la Mort
  • Moisson future
  • Hymne d'Amour
  • Repos de Diane
  • Combat de Centaures
  • Portrait d'Edmond Picard (I)
  • Portrait d'Edmond Picard (II)

Notable sculptures[edit]

  • Fin de Sodome
  • Triomphe de la Vigne
  • Combat d'amazones
  • Vision païenne



  • P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, pp. 422–423.

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