On the Seine

Oil on board
46 x 54 cm
Signed lower left

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Albert Saverys was one of the most prominent Belgian painters of the interwar period. With luminist and later expressionist landscapes, seascapes and still lifes, he gained national and international fame. He studied at the Gand School of Fine Arts with George Minne in 1922.

Saverys exhibited at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels in 1937 and participated in exhibitions in most European capitals, He exhibited six times at the Venice Biennale and in New York and Tokyo. His works can be found in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Venice, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels.

His best work shows him as unbound master of colour expression, caught in a never-ending stream of loosely structured landscape images. He was a frequent guest at the Belgian court and was visited by Queen Elizabeth in his studio located in the mill Astene in 1932.