Luc De Decker (Belgian, 1907-1982)
Portrait of a Gentleman
Oil on canvas
A huge mid 20th century portrait of a gentleman by the listed Belgian artist Luc De Decker housed in a stunning swept frame by Gabriel Van Theinen (1917-1964).
Luc De Decker studied at the academy of fine arts in Brussels where he won several prizes and had his first individual exhibition in Ninove in 1931. He perfected his portrait technique at the higher institute of fine arts in Antwerp where he was taught by Baron Isidoor Opsomer (1878-1967). In the early 1960's he designed the banknotes of twenty (1964, type 'atomium') and fifty (1966, type 'royal couple') Franc. Between 1970 and 1975, he also designed 17 Belgian stamps.