Jacques Van Coppenolle
Jacques Van Coppenolle continued in the tradition of his father,
Edmond, a Belgian who came to France to decorate porcelain in
the Schopin works in Montigny, where Jacques was born. In their
paintings, we often find themes that the father and son originally
developed as ceramic decorations, including chickens and roosters.
|Tableau de Fleurs
Oil on Canvas
The sons taste for detail also expressed itself in still
lifes, particularly bouquets of flowers. He painted landscapes
in highly contrasted colors with thick, generous oils. Impressionist
sensitivity shows in his treatment of light in the depths of his
forests and on the banks of the Loing River.
In 1904 Coppenolle showed in the Salon des Artistes Indépendants.
Soon after exhibiting work in the Salon dAutomne in
1914of which he had become the Secretaryhe was killed
in action during the First World War.
Several museums possess works of Jacques Van Coppenolle, including
Chateau-Thierry, Gray and Nemours.
Text & Images courtesy of Simic New Renaissance Gallery
© 2004 Simic New Renaissance Galleries