Henri De Smeth
(1865 - 1940)
Henri De Smeth was active/lived in Belgium. Henri De Smeth is known for genre, figure, landscape, buildings, interiors and coastal scene painting.
Biography Henri De Smeth
Henri De Smeth was born in the Belgian city of Borgerhout in 1865. At the age 14 he became a pupil of the artist August de Lathouwer and later of Lodewijk Hendrix.
De Smeth was a painter of people, landscapes, women, genre scenes, peasant people, children and interiors in the Realist, Impressionist and Romantic styles.
He was a member of the art group Als ik kan, of which Emile Claus, Edgard Farasyn, Frans Hens and Theodore Verstraete were also members. De Smeth was good friends with Romain Looymans and Frans Van Ballaer.
The painting style of interiors of Henri De Smeth is akin to that of Henri De Braekeleer and Alfred Elsen.
Accompanied by Henry Luyten and Romain Looymans, he discovered Zeeland (Netherlan
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