Cornelis van Leemputten

Born1841 (Belgium)

Paintings of Cornelis van Leemputten

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Belgian artist Cornelis van Leemputten is a good example of  self-taught artists. Though, he attended an art academy in his later years, after setting a good reputation as a painter, he mainly learned, produced and was known as an excellent self-taught artist. That shows his deep desire for the art. Artist’s main theme through-out his career was mainly focused on landscapes which included sheep and such shepherds. That’s a very rare and unique subject to select as the only main theme, but he mastered the theme and not to mention, that it is more difficult to portray an active sheep than a person who will sit as he is asked for. This painting shows a boy in blue shirt and a round hat posing with […]


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