A Moment of Contemplation. Fernand Toussaint (Belgian artist, 1873-1955).
Post Impressionist. Painted commissioned portraits for affluent members of European society. Gold medal for a portrait of a lady at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1929. In addition to portraits, Toussaint painted marinescapes, landscapes, genre scenes, interiors, & still lifes. He was also an accomplished draftsman, engraver, & watercolorist.
Art critic Mario de Marchi wrote of Toussaint “Le maitre incontesté de la grâce et du charme de la femme” (“The undisputed master at capturing the grace and charm of women.”)