Biography of Loius Boekhout


Louis Boekhout A pupil of Floris de Cuyper of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Louis’ style is a combination of  the Hague school of the painters, the Barbizon school and French Impressionism. He was known to paint with unusual energy. Nature being his true source of inspiration. He painted in both oil and watercolour, always succeeding in capturing the atmosphere of a landscape, right down to the smallest details.

 He lived much of his life in Quebec. Besides Europe,  Louis also spent a few years in California and British Columbia.  While in Quebec he became friends with and painted with fellow artist Marc-Aurele Fortin.

 During his long career, the artist participated in a multitude of collective and solo exhibitions in Europe, Canada and the United States. In the 1990s, Louis Boekhout collaborated in the launch of the group Les Artistes des Deux Vallées, with a dozen artists from the region, including Alain Lévesque and Marthe Blain. They exhibited at Plaisance in 1994, Montebello in 1995 and Masson in 1996. 

 Louis Boekhout stopped painting a few days before reaching his 92 years, simply saying: "I can not anymore, my eyes close slowly. They went out forever on January 9, 2012

 His works can be found in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec as well as several private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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