Artist Birthdays October 1 – EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM
EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM (Oct. 1, 1875 – March 24, 1930)
Art Movement: Realism, Genre
ARTiFact: Nicknamed the “artist of the people”, his drawings and paintings captured the lives of typical harbor folk living and working in an international seaport: mothers with babies, children, bent old women, bearded men, stevedores, sailors, ship captains, prostitutes and women who stitched bags for grain.
Notable Artwork (shown below): Women of the Docks.