Jean François Portaels

male / Belgian
painter, academy lecturer, director of academy
director in Gent and later in Brussels (successor of father in law F.J. Navez)
Vilvoorde 1818-04-30
Sint-Joost-ten-Node 1895-02-08
death certificate 72; Eemans and Berko mistakenly say Schaerbeek
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this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
in 1849 married Marie Hélène Navez, daughter of F.J. Navez
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Brussel 1841
  • Parijs 1841
    Portaels travelled Europe [especially Hungary and Norway] and North--Africa and the Middle East
  • Florence 1843-07 - 1843-08
  • Rome 1843 - 1845
    Dupont 2005
  • Florence 1844-08 - 1844-09
    Trip in 1843 and in 1844 with A. Robert to study in museums and churches (see Van Leeuwen 1985, p. 136-138)
  • Marokko 1844 - 1847
  • Egypte
  • Parijs 1877
    Signaled Rue de la Victoire, 29 (cat. Paris Salon 1877)
Teacher at academy/university
director of l'academie des beaux arts de Gand domicilié de droit in Vilvorde and Gand
born in
active in
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, landscape (as genre), portrait, orientalism
Entered on: 1992-01-24; Modification on: 2019-07-22


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