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AKEN, Leo van (1857 - 1904), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AKEN, Leo van (1857 - 1904), Painter

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 30 November 1857, in Antwerp; died 11 January 1904, in Antwerp.

Painter. Genre scenes, figures, interiors, still-lifes.

[not available online]Leo van Aken was a pupil at the academy in Antwerp and worked mainly with P. Beaufaux. He exhibited at the Paris Salon and received a commendation in 1889.

He painted scenes of popular life and some interiors after Struys.

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