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Lies, Joseph (1821 - 1865), painter, etcher

Alain Jacobs

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Belgian painter and etcher. A pupil of Nicaise De Keyser at the Antwerp Academie, he swiftly became successful. From his very first works (e.g. Alms, 1838; untraced), he determinedly allied himself with his friend Henri Leys in attempting to restore the traditional values of Flemish painting. In 1849 he was appointed Secretary of the Vereniging van Antwerpse Kunsternaars.

Lies’s vast knowledge of literature and philosophy emerges strongly in his work, characterized by warm

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