In his early career, 19th century Belgian painter Emile Claus painted portraits and genre subjects in a reserved academic style.
In 1888 he moved to Paris for a time, where he encountered the works of the French Impressionists, and came to know Claude Monet, Henri Le Sidaner and Frits Thaulow. From those influences and others, he developed a style combining elements of Impressionism and Pointillism that eventually moved toward the American style known as “Luminism”.
The variations of style and palette through the changes in his career have left a fascinating body of work.
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