A prolific painter of garden scenes, interiors and genre subjects Robert Colot worked in a post-Impressionist style leaning towards pointillism. He was born in the Brussels suburb of Schaerbeek in 1927 and as a young man studied there at the local art academy. Trained as a classical painter he developed his impressionist style in the mid-1950s, and it is these early works that are the most sought after. His paintings are always full of warmth and energy whether painting a pretty woman in an interior or farmers at work in the fields. Usually on a smaller scale he floods his paintings with natural light. A frequent exhibitor at many of the leading Brussels galleries, he had an especially close relationship with Galerie Le Régent who gave him numerous one-man shows starting in 1960. When not doing his easel painting, he also illustrated several literary books. A major retrospective exhibition was held in 1998 at the Musée de Schaerbeek. Works by Colot are held at Schaerbeek and the Musée de Tournai in Belgium.