Sunday, August 22, 2021

Edward van Ryswyck

Edward van Ryswyck (1871 - 1931) was a Belgian painter of the Romantic School, known for his many still lifes with flowers, fruits and fish. His name is also written as Edward Van Rijswijck.

In the beginning of his career he focused on botanical subjects and studies of animals from the Antwerp Zoo. At the age of nineteen, he received a scholarship and congratulations from King Leopold II.

During the First World War he emigrated to the Netherlands. Here he applied himself successfully to portrait painting.

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