Artist Birthdays October 1 – EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM

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EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM (Oct. 1, 1875 – March 24, 1930)

  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Field: Painting
  • 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.

Women of the Docks. Eugeen van Mieghem.

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