(1830 - 1900)
Charles François Felu was active/lived in Belgium. Charles Felu is known for portrait painting, copying Old Masters.
Biography Charles Felu
Charles Francois Felu was born in Waermarde, western Flanders, on June 26, 1830, the third son of a tax collector and his wife. Though discouraged by the birth of a disabled son, Charles' parents, especially his mother, were patient and devoted. One day, when Charles was a small boy, he was sitting with his mother in a meadow, eyeing a tuft of daisies that he was unable to pick for want of hands. His mother became aware of his frustration, removed his socks, and placed a bouquet of the flowers between his toes. She later placed a ball between his toes so that he could learn to play ball with his two brothers, and had a special bench built so he could learn to balance on one foot while using the other to toss a ball or perform other tasks. I
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