VICTOR WAGEMAEKERS (BELGIAN, 1876-1953)
Victor Wagemaekers was born in Gannshoren, Belgium on September 5, 1876. He was a painter of genre scenes, landscapes and still-life paintings as well as sometimes working in watercolors.
He was a student of the famed artist and master teacher, Courtens beginning under his tutelage in the year 1900. Wagemaekers worked extensively in his lifetime in Brussels, its suburbs and in the La Campine region of Belgium. His was inspired by the countryside in Grimbergen, Belgium.
Wagemaekers exhibited for the first time with the noted group, "Le Sillon” in 1899 and became a member of this illustrious group of artists. A retrospective of his work was held at the Center of Art in Koekelberg in 1965.
Examples of Wagemaeker’s works can today be found in numerous private and public collections including in museums in Antwerp and Turnout, Belgium.
He died in Belgium sometime in 1953.