Gerard Jozef Portielje
(1856 - 1929)
Gerard Jozef Portielje was active/lived in Belgium, England. Gerard Portielje is known for detailed figure, genre and country house paintings, posters.
Biography Gerard Jozef Portielje
Gerard Jozef Portielje (6 February 1856 – 18 May 1929) was a Belgian painter of genre scenes. He was born in Antwerp, the son of painter Jan Portielje. His brother, Edward (1861-1949), was also a painter. He attended a trade school until 1870, then entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. His teachers included Polydore Beaufaux, Jozef Van Lerius and Edward Dujardin.
In 1887, he took a study trip to Vosges and Alsace. In 1898, he visited England and spent some time at Lowestoft. When World War 1 broke out, he returned to England, via Ostend and spent the war years in Worcester Park, Surrey where he produced many landscapes and portrayals of country houses.
For some unknown reason, he did not participate in exhibitions of Belgian
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