Mooi strandgezicht van de bekende Belgische kunstenaar Clément Serneels.
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"An Impressionist painter, he was the brother of Antoine Serneels.
Regarded as a brilliant student at the Brussels Academy, Serneels won a
travel grant to the Belgian Congo in 1936. Slowly crossing the country
from Matadi to Elisabethville (now Lubumbashi), he took the time to
paint finished oil pictures at each stop, rather than just making
sketches. Although he occasionally painted portraits of chiefs, he was
interested mainly in depicting African women. Serneels returned to the
Congo in 1938, but on the outbreak of the second world war, he sought
refuge in Costermansville on Lake Kivu.
He spent some time in
South Africa before returning to his home in Costermansville (now called
Bukavu), in 1953. In 1960, he was forced to leave due to political
troubles, and he eventually settled in Brussels".