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Edouard de Jans

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Edouard de JANS

Belgian 19th/20th Century

He was born in St-Andre-les-Bruges in 1855 and died in Antwerp in 1919.

De Jans specialised in painting portraits and genre scenes in oils.

In 1876 he received the first prize in the Prix de Rome which he won again two years later. He went on to be featured at the Salon of French Artists, securing an honourable mention in 1884.

He worked in Bruges from 1869 – 1873, Antwerp from 1875 – 1878 and from then he travelled widely exhibiting and painting commissions in France, Italy, Austria and Germany. In 1889 he returned to Antwerp to teach at the Royal Academy where he continued to paint until his death in 1919.

He spent most of his career in Antwerp and his works are featured in Bucharest at the Museum of National Fine Art “al Romaniel” with pieces entitled Interior’, ‘Rocca di Papa’ and ‘Italian Smoking. There is also a portrait of Eugene Lefebure in Groeningemuseum in Bruges.