Theodore Bernard de Heuvel Belgian 1817 - 1907
Theodore Bernard de Heuvel, a painter of portraits, had a preference for works of genre. Often village scenes of schools and games, or interiors with family events, these paintings generally held an understanding and depth of appeal all their own.
Portrayal of scenes from everyday life was a major preoccupation of artists of the late 19th century. Today, these same images provide an illustrated record of little known aspects of life of the past times; images that show the dominance of family life, generally in a happy vein, with its occupations and recreation.
Born in Eckloo, Belgium, DeHeuvel received his artistic education from Jos
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