Nicaise De Keyser
(1813 - 1887)
Nicaise De Keyser was active/lived in Belgium, Italy. Nicaise Keyser is known for Portrait, history, religious and genre painting.
Biography Nicaise De Keyser
Nicaise de Keyser (26 August 1813 Zandvliet - 17 July 1887 Antwerp), was a Belgian painter who has his talent discovered by the painter Joseph Jacobs who got him a place in the Antwerp art academy. Having debuted with religious pictures, he later had his attention drawn to his country's history. He is known for having painted mostly portraits and elegant historical genre pictures.
He received his painting tuition at the Royal Academy of Antwerp under Joseph Jacobs and Bree, before leaving for Italy in 1839. He married the genre painter Isabella Telghuys on 6 October 1840.
In 1855 de Keyser succeeded Gustave Wappers on his dismissal as director of the Antwerp Academy. Starting in 1862 de Keyser depicted the Flemish School
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