A painter of immense talent, Alexandre Tielens imbues his paintings with a white, clear light that is typical of the Belgian post-Impressionists. Born in Brussels in 1868, he received his artistic schooling at the BrusselsAcademy in the late 1880’s. This was an important time for European art as it marked the transition from academic painting to the early stages of Impressionism. The Belgian masters of this era were keenly aware of the changes going on in neighboring France and instructed their students with the ideals of this new style of painting. So Alexandre Tielens from an early part of his career became a disciple of Impressionism. He chose to paint landscapes, still-lifes and town scenes each handled with the dame degree of finesse. A frequent exhibitor at many of Belgium’s premier art institutions, he was an active member of the prestigious, Ecole Francaise in Brussels.