Artist Paul Jean Martel Featured in Upcoming Brussels Exhibition

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Important paintings by Post Impressionist Paul Jean Martel (1878-1944) will be featured in a new exhibition on view from October 28, 2009-January 10, 2010 at Musée d'Ixelles in Brussels. Martel worked both in Brussels and in Philadelphia, creating very unique and personal paintings. The exhibition will focus on the artist groups of Tervueren, Rouge-Cloître, Uccle and Linkebeek and include works by Hippolyte Boulenger (1837-1874), Jean Degreef (1852-1894), Rik Wouters (1882-1916), Isidore Verheyden (1880- ), Rodolphe Wytsman (1860-1927) and Juliette Wytsman (1866-1925). Approximately 60 paintings will be exhibited and a bilingual catalogue will be produced. Martel's paintings "Rouge Cloitre (Blue)," "Self-Portrait" and "Mother and Child in a Garden" (below) will be included in the exhibition. Become a fan of Paul Jean Martel on Facebook.

Paul Jean Martel (1878-1944) "Mother and Child in a Garden," 1922; 38" x 28", Oil on canvas; Courtesy of the Estate of Paul Jean Martel

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