Allegory of America
1904 – 1978
Work on paper, gouache and pastels, dimensions 73 x 110 cms, signed lower right.
It was for us a real discovery that this beautiful Belgian artist, curiously a little forgotten!
After extensive research, we were able to learn a little more about this forgotten Bénézit.
Of course, the Internet contributed a lot to the information we gleaned here and there (thanks to the excellent Galerie du Pistolet d’Or in Brussels!), But also the great dictionary of Belgian painters and a few other works.
He was the son of Joseph (José) Dierickx and the nephew of Omer Dierickx, a family of artists!
After his training at the Academy of Brussels from 1909 to 1920 with Constant Montald, Jean Delville and Emile Fabry, he had a first exhibition at the Galerie Georges Giroux in Brussels in 1926. Founding member of the “Héracles” Group.
He was a long time professor at the School of Art of Ixelles from 1932.
He shows a predilection for paintings of processions, festivals, fairs, for landscapes and allegorical compositions.
Painter of a mystical campaign placed under the sign of escape and the imagery of past centuries, he manifests a certain tenderness for those injured in life, crippled and blind, which he often places in counterpoint in his religious compositions. , as if to remind us not to forget them …
Author of large and very colorful compositions often intended to become frescoes or large decorations, often with an exotic theme, Africa, Indonesia, America, Asia, etc., or allegorical such as “La Pêche” and “L’Enfer”.
He participated in the International Exhibitions of Liège (1930) and Brussels (1935) as well as the Belgian Art Exhibition in Oslo in 1935.
His works are kept in the Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts of Brussels, Mons, and Reims, the Museum of Ixelles and the Province of Brabant.
In the press: “Raymond Dierickx introduces us to a mystical world. It is the known world of images of previous centuries. In his great works, colors can rival enamel. His palette shows poetic splendor. He captures the light and let it shine again in his work. “
Even found in leaves and dusty, these works once prepared and framed reveal all the talent of Raymond Dierickx (1904-1978), close to artists like Nicolas Eeckmann, Fritz Van den Berghe, Constant Permeke or even more Anto Carte and d ‘ other typically Flemish expressionists, representing Feasts, processions, fairs in the great tradition of Flemish painters dating back to the 17th century with the Brueghels, but treated with great modernity.
In order to best serve his subject, Dierickx uses all kinds of techniques: if the drawing is omnipresent, in pencil as in charcoal, he enhances it sometimes with pastel, sometimes with watercolor, often introducing gouache, colored pencils or oil to achieve to its goal, often presenting a human foreground with, in the background, the scene itself in a slight dive.
The works that we are proud to present in this exhibition have been found all over France and Belgium, some prepared and framed, and we hope that they will seduce you as much as we do.
Diane et Eric Lhoste Thérèse et Jean Bruno Lafouresse
Max Jacob in an armchair
Pablo Picasso MAX JACOB IN THE ARMCHAIR 1916 1881 – 1973 Facsimile print on very thin and fragile paper 37.5 X 27.5 cm, in two tones,
Art Nouveau portrait 1919
Alice Guinepied 1880 – 1949 “Young woman with headband” oil on canvas 50 X 61 cm, signed and dated 1919, mounted in a period
The marsch at the Cap Ferret
René Beauclair, Ludovic Popineau dit 1877 – 1960 Oil on panel 32.5 X 41 cm, freshly cleaned and varnished, presented in a gilded frame 46.5
Self portrait in the workshop/Nativity in the circus
Raymond Dierickx 1904 – 1978 double-sided mixed technique on paper 95 X 100 cm presented under neutral pH mat 100 X 120 cm. A man in a
Paris under the snow in 1908
P. Bonis-Charancle Oil on re-used cardboard 70 X 42 cm, mounted in a molded oak frame 78 X 50 cm. Signed, located and dated 08 for 1908. Even if
Renée Hanin Oil on thin cardboard 75.5 X 47 cm, held by cardboard in a modern black frame with Africanist motifs 79 X 50 cm. Circa 1930.
Ermanno Besozzi 1912 – 1986 Oil on canvas 70 X 80 cm. Born in Sesto Calende in Lombardy, he worked a lot in the nearby city of Milan, but
Putto playing harp
Pierre Victor Galland 1822 – 1892 Drawing 23 X 29 cm in red chalk heightened with pastel, slightly squared in white stone, named in a
Trawlers in the harbor
Gisèle Ferrandier 1909 – 1990 Oil on canvas recto-verso 65 X 81 cm, mounted in an inverted brown and gold frame 80 X 95 cm a little rugged.
Bouquet of various anemones
Blanche Odin 1865 – 1957 Watercolor 10 X 14 cm, mounted in its original frame, a little damaged with the gilding 11 X 15 cm, inscriptions