An oil on canvas measuring 81X65 cm (without the frame) representing a bouquet of 40s working flowers signed lower left.
Rachel Baes born in Ixelles on August 1, 1912 and died in Bruges on June 8, 1983 is a Belgian surrealist painter and photographer.
Daughter of the painter Émile Baes, Rachel Baes started painting very young and was influenced by Flemish expressionism. She exhibited in 1929 in Paris at the Salon des Indépendants, and the Salon des Surindépendants. In 1945, she met Paul Éluard in Paris who prefaced her first exhibition and turned to surrealism. The Schéhérazade painting that René Magritte painted in 1947 is his portrait. She met Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau and Paul Léautaud, of whom she became the mistress, in the 1950s.
She benefits from the support of André Breton and realizes two other exhibitions in 1953 and 1956. Marcel Lecomte, Paul Colinet, Louis Scutenaire and Irène Hamoir write on his painting.
Rachel Baes moved permanently to Bruges in 1961. She exhibited in 1966 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
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