Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fernand Toussaint

Fernand Toussaint  (Belgian, 1873-1956)

Paysage au bord de l’eau, Aquarelle sur papier, 1898

Fernand Toussaint (1873–1956) was a Belgian painter.

He was born in Brussels. He studied art with Jean-François Portaels and at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. At the age of eighteen he left for Paris to continue his studies there. He specialised in painting portraits of women, still lifes and city-scapes, in the Impressionist, Art nouveau, and Post-Impressionist styles.

He died in the Brussels suburb of Elsene.