Camille Lambert was above all a colorist whose predilection for using primary colors in a forceful manner is how he is best remembered. Camille Nicolas Lambert was born in 1874 in the town of Arlon situated in Belgium on the border with Luxemburg. He studied art initially at the Academy of Liege before completing his studies at the Academy of Antwerp. In 1898 he won the Prix de Rome which provided him with a scholarship grant. In 1901 he settled in Brussels where he established a studio although he is known to have spent long periods of time in the Belgian coastal town of Ostend. He joined the art circle ‘Pour l’Art’ which had been founded in 1892 by the artists Omer Coppens, Jean Delville, and Georges Morren amongst others. This group had been established to provide an alternative exhibition venue to the Brussels Salon and would give young artists the exposure that the establishment could not provide. Camille Lambert worked in the manner of the post-Impressionists and specialized in the painting of figure subjects particularly groups of women, beach scenes and carnivals. This particular example, depicting a young girl collecting flowers, is dated to the reverse 1895 making it one of the earliest known works in his oeuvre. Camille Lambert died in Brussels in 1945 but his works can be seen today in Belgium at the museums of Mons, Ixelles, Arlon and Liege.