Born in Brussels in 1876, Georges Philippe Jacqmotte became a painter of still-lifes, landscapes and nudes. After an academic training he gained his first success in 1896 when he was invited to show with the art group ‘Le Sillon’ where his work first came to the attention of the art critics. When‘Le Sillon’ was disbanded in 1903 he showed at the Salon Triennal in Brussels followed by his inclusion in the shows of the Salon Printemps. Over the next twenty-five years he gained a wide appreciation through his frequent showing in Brussels, Ukkel, Antwerp and Bergen. One famous art critic wrote of his work ‘…his paintings are fresh with an instant spontaneity even when his palette is more earthy in tonality’.
After a long and highly successful career, Georges Philippe Jacqmotte died in Brussels in 1949.