Jean François Portaels

male / Belgian
painter, academy lecturer, director of academy
director in Gent and later in Brussels (as successor of his father in law F.J. Navez)
Vilvoorde 1818-04-30
Sint-Joost-ten-Node 1895-02-08
death certificate 72; Eemans and Berko mistakenly mention Schaerbeek
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
in 1849 married to Marie Hélène Navez, daughter of F.J. Navez
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Brussel 1841
  • Parijs 1841
  • Florence 1843-07 - 1843-08
  • Rome 1843 - 1845
    Dupont 2005
  • Florence 1844-08 - 1844-09
    trip in 1843 and in 1844 with Alexander Robert to study in museums and churches (Van Leeuwen 1985, p. 136-138)
  • Marokko 1844 - 1847
  • Egypte
  • Marokko
  • Algerije
  • Spanje
  • Noorwegen
  • Gent 1847
    back in Gand in 1847, exhibited his works made during his travels
  • Rome 1865
    inscribed on painting, RKDimages 253875
  • Brussel 1868
    became teacher at the academy
  • Parijs 1877
    adress: Rue de la Victoire, 29 (cat. Paris Salon 1877)
  • Brussel 1878
    became director of the academy
Teacher at academy/university
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Gent)
born in
active in
died in
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 (genre), portrait, orientalism
Creation date: 1992-01-24; Last modified date: 2022-02-28


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