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Gaston De Vel

 (1924 - 2010)
Gaston De Vel was active/lived in Belgium, New Zealand.  Gaston Vel is known for impressionist marine and landscape painting.

Gaston De Vel

Belgium born Gaston De Vel spent his student years at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, which he attended at age 17 from 1941 to 1945. Of this training he said:

I was taught to paint directly from life, so I could learn to visualise things as an artist in colour, just like the Impressionists. Now these lessons are in my blood, a part of me.

One of his most influential tutors was Alfred Bastien, a friend of Claude Monet and John Singer Sargent. Gaston believed he was one of the last painters to have been taught in the classical and impressionistic fashion by a tutor directly involved with some of the leading artists of that movement.

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About  Gaston De Vel

Born:  1924 - Belgium
Died:   2010
Known for:  impressionist marine and landscape painting