Adolph A. Dillens (1821 - 1877)
Adolph A. Dillens
(1821 - 1877)
The Artist and His Studio
Oil on panel
12 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
18 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
Signed and dated 1849
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
Born in Gent on January 2, 1821, Adolph received his formal training from his older brother Hendrick Joseph Dillens (1812 – 1872), who himself was a pupil at the Academy of Gent and Maes Canini.
Like his brother, Adolph specialized in genre scenes and portrait painting; however he was also an accomplished engraver and drawer. He spent a majority of his career working in Zeeland where he became known for his realistic anecdotes.
Today his works can be found in museums in Brussels, Ixelles and Brugge.