Jan August Hendrik Leys

1815-1869 Belgium-Realism

 

Brief Biography-Jan August Hendrik Leys was from Antwerp, Belgium. He studied under Ferdinand de Braekeleer the Elder who was his brother-in-law, and also at the Art Academy of Antwerp. He worked with Egide Charles Gustave Wappers and spent time in Paris where he was influenced by Romanticism. He later leant more towards a style of Realism which his work became more associated with and subsequently led to a successful career in Belgium and France. He was made a Baron in 1862 in appreciation for his historical paintings.
Amongst his numerous students were Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Henri Jean Augustin de Braekeleer son of Ferdinand. He had a particularly strong influence on the Swedish artist Georg von Rosen who entered his workshop in 1863.

 

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albrecht durer visiting
antwerp in 1520

albrecht durer visiting antwerp

an
interesting read

an interesting read

home
coming

home coming by Jan August Hendrik Leys

animated interior
with dog

animated interior with dog

architect alphonse
balat

architect alphonse balat

floris going to saint
luke's day feast

frans floris going to a saint luke's day feast 1540

godfrey of
bouillon

godfrey of bouillon

john I, duke
of brabant

john one duke of brabant

john II, duke
of brabant

john two duke of brabant

john III, duke
of brabant

john three duke of brabant


lucie leys

lucie leys


mary of burgundy

mary of burgundy

maximilian I holy
roman emperor

maximilian one holy roman emperor

philip
the good

philip the good


guardroom

guardroom

interior with a man
and a woman seated

interior with a man and a woman seated at a table

madame henri leys
van haren

madame henri leys van haren[


self portrait

self portrait

soldiers playing
cards

soldiers playing cards

still life of
three skulls

still life of three skulls


the singer

the singer

the trental mass for
berthal de haze

the trental mass for berthal de haze


the vow

the vow

walk outside
the walls

walk outside the walls

an intimate
conversation

an intimate conversation