Gustave (Gustaf) Baron Wappers
(1803 - 1874)
Gustave (Gustaf) Baron Wappers was active/lived in Belgium. Gustave Wappers is known for romantic historical genre and allegorical painting, teaching.
Biography Gustave (Gustaf) Baron Wappers
Egide Charles Gustave, Baron Wappers (23 August 1803 Antwerp - 6 December 1874 Paris) is best known as the Belgian painter Gustave Wappers, while his oeuvre is also reckoned Flemish. He signed works by the name Gustaf Wappers.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Antwerp*, and in Paris during 1826. The movement of Romanticism* with its new ideas about art and politics was astir in France. Wappers was the first Belgian artist to take advantage of this state of affairs, and his first painting, The Devotion of the Burgomaster of Leiden, appeared at the appropriate moment and had marvelous success in the Brussels Salon during 1830, the year of the Belgian Revolution. While political, this remarkable work revolutionized the dir
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