Emile Deckers, Oil on Cardboard, Algeria, 1941
Emile Deckers (1885-1968), "Young girl",
Oil on cardboard,
Framed, Signed and dated on the bottom right hand corner,
Measures: 24 x 20 cm.
Émile Deckers (born January 9, 1885 in Ensival and died February 6, 1968 in Verviers) was a Belgian painter. Émile Deckers was trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liège, then in Paris as a pupil of Carolus Duran and Évariste Carpentier .He moved to Algiers in 1921 and made himself known there as an "orientalist" painter, a justified reputation which brought him notoriety. He paints in particular scenes of local genres, and in particular portraits of young Kabyles, Tuaregs or tribes from the south and the Atlas. His style is similar to that of his predecessor Édouard Herzig, but in oil on canvas and not in gouache on paper.