Jacques van Artevelde
Lithograph on paper, signed lower right
Painting: 8 ½” x 601/2”
Frame: 19” x 16”
Bellery-Desfontaines was an Art Nouveau Symbolist painter who achieved notoriety as a decorative artist, designing tapestries and furniture adorned with ornate floral motifs for his wealthy patrons. He also produced numerous illustrations for publications such as “L’Image”, L’Estampe Moderne” and “L’Almanach des Bibliophiles”. Additionally, Bellery-Desfontaines was renowned for his posters, lithographs, typography and bank note designs.
Jacob van Artevelde, was a 14th century Flemish statesman and political leader who amassed a fortune in the Ghent weaving industry.