Alphonse Asselbergs


Alphonse Asselbergs (1839 - 1916) was a Belgian painter with a preference for landscapes and forest views. He had met the landscape painter Edouard Huberti (1818-1880), a great proponent of painting in the great outdoors, in 1860 and already in the same year Asselbergs bought some painting supplies. In 1861 he painted his first oil paintings based on nature in the Kempen. But he remained in doubt until 1867 between his luxury life and an existence as an artist. He took fencing and horse riding lessons and scoured the theaters and the mundane balls.