Louis Marie de Schryver
Louis Marie de Schryver (1862 - 1942) is known as "the singer of Paris, women and flowers". He was born into the family of a famous journalist, but, as usual, did not follow in his father's footsteps, being carried away by painting at a young age and demonstrating remarkable talent in this area. Louis' first still lifes were exhibited at the Paris Salon when the young artist was only 15 years old. Following the example of the Impressionists, who drew inspiration from the streets of Paris, de Schriever became famous precisely as a genre artist who, above all, was intrigued by the life of a huge city. However, there was a moment in de Schriever's life when scenes from Parisian life gave way to cars, the fashion for which burst into flames at the turn of the century, but, having paid tribute to a modern miracle, he again returned to his favorite theme: a beautiful city, beautiful ladies on its streets and beautiful flowers in their hands.