Edouard Chappel | Original prints, lithographs, etchings and illustrated books
Edouard Chappel (Antwerp, 1859- Cagnes-sur-Mer 1946) was a pupil of Verlat at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, initially he assimilated the lesson of the great Flemish Masters to then discover the Barbizon School and draw inspiration from its main representatives, including including Millet and Corot. He was the founder, with Henry Rul, of the Belgian artistic movement Als ik Kan. He often went to Paris, where he attended the courses of the Julian Academy. It was during these stays that he met and frequented artists who were part of the Impressionist group, in particular Renoir, Sisley and Pissarro. In 1890 a first major solo exhibition was organized in Antwerp.
From 1891 to 1923 he often stayed in London where he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. In 1907 he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris and from 1912 he often went to France to paint in Barbizon and Normandy. His exhibition activity in galleries and salons intensified from year to year, as well as artistic and official awards. In 1919 he settled in the south of France, in Cagnes sur Mer.
Still lifes and landscapes were his favorite subjects. He participated in various salons throughout Europe obtaining medals and prizes for his refined painting of landscapes and still lifes.