Vintage (1993) original, signed, framed oil on on board by listed Dutch-Canadian artist Louis Boekhout entitled Un Matin Froid (A Cold Morning). Signed to front bottom left and dated to reverse (1993).
About the artist: Louis Boekhout (1 March 1919 in Netherlands – 9 January 2012 in Canada) was born in The Netherlands, spent most of his youth in Indonesia and later immigrated to Québec, Canada after WWII. Boekhout began his artistic education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium at the age of 19 where he studied under Floris de Cuyper, later furthering his study in France. With the onset of WWII, Boekhout was forced to temporarily put his painting career on hold. After the War, Boekhout immigrated to Québec, Canada where he became acquainted with Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888–1970), finally settling in Chénéville, Quebec after the death of Fortin. A minimalist at heart with an honest austerity no doubt increased by his time in the War, Boekhout purchased a small cottage in Chénéville which was the subject of many of his paintings including this, Un Matin Froid, which was painted towards the end of his career in 1993. Boekhout's works are featured in many Canadian galleries and also grace the walls of the National Library and the Canadian Parliament Buildings.
In EXCELLENT! condition with NO! rips, tears, marks or stains to the board and NO! fading of the colors. Frame is in FAIR condition with nicks to the gilt wood and light discoloration to the burlap inset of the frame which also bears an engraved place with the artist's name. There is some wobble to the frame where the original nails used to secure the board inside it have become loosened, easily tightened though so not anything major.
Approximate measurements: with frame 16" x 13" | actual board (without frame) 10" x 7"
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