Emile Claus

(1849-1924)


Emile Claus was born on 27 September 1849, in Sint-Eloois-Vijve, a village in West-Flanders (Belgium), at the banks of the river Lys. Emile was the twelfth child in a family of thirteen. Father Alexander was a grocer-publican and for some time town councillor. Mother Celestine Verbauwhede came from a Brabant skipper’s family and had her hands full with her offspring.

Summer  (1893)
Sunny Day  (1899)
Zonnegloed  (1905)
Hay stacks  (1905)