"Paris Street Scene"
Oil on board, 9.5" x 13.5" framed
Bart Schouten Leroy was born in 1941. His dad was a famous architect and his mom, who was born in Paris France, was a well-to-do still life painter and Max Carlier\rquote s neice. \par After graduating high school, he enlisted. After fulfilling his tour of duty, he took off on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and traveled to Southern France. He made his living for about one year working odd jobs. He decided to go back to Holland but on his way there he got hung up in Paris, his mom\rquote s birthplace.While living in Paris and making a living as a waiter, he went to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and started painting Paris street scenes. After a few years he received the nickname \ldblquote King of Paris\rdblquote in memory of Galien Lalou and Edward Cortes. It was at that time he decided to call himself Bart Leroy (Leroi). His works consists of romantic impressionism and is full of life. His work is a part of many collections over the entire world. While he was living in the Hague (Holland), Antwerp (Belgium) and the South of France, he traveled also to the big cities like Paris, New York, London, ect. But he always returns back to the place he loves so much which is the South of France. Bart Schouten Leroy died on February 13, 2001.