Paris in the Rain
021093 Emile HOETERICKX [1858 - 1923]
Paris in the Rain, 1882
aquarel on paper, 23 x 34 cm,
signed l.l. 'Emile Hoeterickx 1882'
Hoeterickx studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. He manifested above average skills in painting and applied arts. Initially, he painted theatrical sceneries for performances of Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and City Theatre in Lille. After graduating he spend some time in Paris. In 1880 together with Juliaane Dillens and Amédée Lynen the artist founded Association L’Essor (Bloom). Hoeterickx lived awhile in London and Haarlem before finally returning to Brussels. He was displaying his paintings on a regular basis at the exhibitions of L’Essor Association and The Circle of Aquarellists in Brussels. In 1890 the artist was nominated a professor of Apllied Arts Scholl in Brussels.
Hoeterickx painted genre scenes, landscapes, and mostly cityscapes. Paris, London, and Brussels were most popular painting theme of his choice. He drew inspiration from observation of the city and its diversification. His canvases showed picnics in parks, marketplaces, crowded boulevards, painted in a hasty, light, yet skillful manner. His works are exhibited in Musée Wicar of Lille (Bridge in London), in Museum of Abbeville (Saturday Afternoon in London), and in Museum of Antwerp (Grasspool in Bois de la Cambre Park), among others.