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Léon Fréderic

Born: Brussels, 26 August 1856
Died: Schaarbeek, 27 January 1940
Nationality: Belgian

with Jules Vankeirsbilck and Ernest Slingeneyer at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (Brussels); with Jean-François Portaels


1878 – debuts at Triennial Salon in Brussels; joins L’Essor, a group of Realist painters

1882 – Chalk Sellers wins medal at Triennial Salon

1883 – moves to the village of Nafraiture in the Ardennes

1889 – moves to Schaarbeek

1893 – exhibits with Les XX in Brussels

1896 – joins the Art Idealiste group


Italy (1878); England and Germany (1889) 

Important Artworks: 

The Ages of the Worker (triptych), 1895-97 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)