Sint-Eloois-Vijve, Waregem 1849-1924 Astene Deinze
Oil on paintersboard
17 x 19 cm.
Monogrammed: lower right EC.
Characteristic of Claus is the fine, shaded brushstroke. Claus became the master of luminism. He painted many river scenes (de Leie) and portraits. In 1904 he founded the artists' association Vie et Lumiere. The war brought him to London where he made gray, spherical paintings of the Thames. His influence on the next generation of artists, the Flemish expressionists, was great.