Beautiful oil painting by the Belgian artist Charles Boom (1858 - 1939) representing a bourgeois family enjoying the sun in a park.
Dimensions: 56 x 70 cm - Gilded wooden frame - Signed.
Karel Boom, also known as Charles Boom (3 April 1858, Hoogstraten - 13 February 1939, Antwerp) was a Belgian genre painter, watercolorist and art teacher.
He attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp), where he studied with Edward Dujardin, Lucas Victor Schaefels and Charles Verlat.
After completing his studies, he worked as a freelance genre and portrait painter in Antwerp, and assisted Verlat with his battle paintings of the Coalition Wars, in Waterloo and Russia. He also performed decorative work at the Town Halls in Antwerp and Hoogstraten.
From 1885 to 1924, he held the post of Professor at the Royal Academy.
He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross in the Order of Leopold.
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