Leon Herbo, Belgian 1850-1907 ‘A Moment by the Sea’

29.5 x 40 in. oil on canvas, signed.

Leon Herbo studied at the Academy of Tournai and the Brussels Academy of Fine Art form 1869 to 1874. He traveled throughout Europe, in particular, Italy, France and Germany, to learn from past masters through their paintings. Leon Herbo is considered one of Belgium’s most accomplished artists and is represented in museums of Doornik, Kortrijk, Ieper and Brussels. In 1889 Herbo received an honorable Mention at the Universal Exposition in Paris and was made a Knight f the Order of Leopold. Herbo continued to work in Brussels where he became a professor and the director of the Fine Art Academy.

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