OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
BELGIUM, DATED 1910
53 X 35 INCHES
Philippe Swyncop studied at the Academy in Brussels during the years 1892-1898. His teachers were Constant Montald and Jean-François Portaels . He was a fellow student of Paul-Jean Martel , Jef Dutillieu , E. Voets, Lucien Rion, Julien De Beul, Jacques Madyol and Emile Bulcke .
He traveled frequently in France, Spain and Italy, trips that have influenced his theme. He would, for that matter, live for twelve years in Spain, where he artistically paints southern paintings.
He was a member of "Le Sillon" (1893-1910) a group that included artists such as A. Degreef, Alfred Bastien , Arthur Navez, Laval, Haustraete, Godfrinon, Niekerk, Edgard Tytgat, Maurice Lefebure, Beauck, Jean Colin, Max Chotiau and Rik Wouters .
He was also a member of the " Cercle Artistique d'Auderghem ".
Until 1924, he worked mainly as an impressionist portraitist.