Louis Dewis: A Belgian Post-Impressionist

June 6 - October 30, 2019 - Martin and Gracia Andersen Parkview Promenade Gallery

Inspired by such French masters of landscape painting as Corot, Monet, and Cézanne, Louis Dewis (1872-1946) painted scenes of cities, villages, and the countryside throughout Belgium and France. Working primarily from 1916 until his death in 1946, Dewis was regarded by critics of his time as one of his country’s most distinguished landscape painters, contributing to a revival of traditional landscape painting in France and Belgium during the years between the world wars. This revival, which included such renowned artists as André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and André Dunoyer de Segonzac, sought to assert nature as a preeminent subject for modern art in France.

Louis Dewis: A Belgian Post-Impressionist places Dewis’s work in historical context and seeks to reestablish his role in the story of 20th-century French and Belgian art. Organized by the Orlando Museum of Art, the exhibition debuted January 25 – May 5, 2019, showcasing more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and career memorabilia. This ongoing exhibition presents a selection of important paintings and other works from throughout the artist’s life. Paintings from the entire collection, including many that have been newly restored are periodically rotated offering visitors a fresh view of Dewis’s work throughout the year. The Orlando Museum of Art is grateful to Mr. Brad Face for lending to this exhibition works from his extensive Louis Dewis collection.

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The Church of Murols

The Church of Murols

Louis Dewis

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The Couze Chambon near Murols

Louis Dewis

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Dyle Bridge at Mechelen, Belgium

Louis Dewis

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Bridge on the Nivelle

Louis Dewis

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Snow in the Ardennes (Salon)

Louis Dewis

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The Village Church

Louis Dewis

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