JEAN LAUDY (DUTCH, 1877-1956)
Jean Laudy was born on May 4, 1877 in Venlo, The Netherlands. He was a painter of portraits, interiors and notably of flowers and still life paintings. He was of Dutch origin but moved to Belgium in 1893 and obtained Belgian citizenship in 1921. He married Helene Demoulin who was also a remarkable painter and watercolorist.
He was a student at the Antwerp and Brussels Academies of Fine Arts and studied with the master teacher and artist, I. Verheyden from 1894 through 1895. Jean Laudy worked quite successfully during his lifetime and was a member of the studio, "La Patte de Dindon" and of the studio, "L'Effort." He was also a full member of the prestigious and important Royal Academy of Belgium.
Jean Laudy died on February 6, 1956 in Woluwe-St-Lambert (Brussels).
Today, his works can be found in private and public collections including museums in Brussels, Ixelles, Mons, Saint-Josse-ten Noode and Saint-Nicholas.