Camille Venneman (b. 1827 Ghent; d. 1868 Schaerbeak) was a painter
of genre and anecdotal scenes. Active in Antwerp, Belgium, he was a
pupil of his more famous father, Charles Karel Ferdinand Venneman
(1802-1875) whose works are represented in museums such as the New
Pinacothek in Munich.
Venneman painted in the circle of Henri De Braekeleer (1840-1888),
the most important 19th Flemish painter prior to Ensor, with works in
the Musee d’Orsay and San Francisco Fine Arts Museum. Both Henri and
Camille’s father studied under Adrien De Braekeleer (1818-1904).
Camille’s sister Rosa (c. 1825-1909), also a painter, occasionally
was responsible for staffage in her brother’s works.
Submitted by Jack Fischer, a student of Dutch and Flemish genre painting
of the 17th through 19th centuries: