The Shepherdess by Evariste Carpentier
The Shepherdess (c. 1900)
Oil on Canvas
32 x 51 in
Carpentier was a pupil at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp where he earned the prize of distinction 1865, which earned him access to a private studio at the Academy the next year. Carpentier was a successful artist during his lifetime, winning many international prizes and awards, including the golden medals in Antwerp, Berlin, Paris and Barcelona. He made a recognizable contribution at the Academy of Liège, as a professor and then its director, as a representative of luminism in Belgium and shift toward a modern painting aesthetic.