Adriaan Josef HeymansBelgian, 1839-1921
Adriaan Joseph Heymans was a Belgian landscape and genre painter, who also painted seascapes as well as watercolors. He was a student at the Koninklijke Acadamie voor Schone Kunsten in
During the 1960's he developed rapidly in the direction of independent kind of Pre-Impressionism which led him towards a very personal Luminism. He painted landscapes using the technique of 'touche divisee' working with hatching and small brushstrokes juxtaposed with colors so light as to be almost white and broken shades with a particular liking for capturing fleeting impressions of the union of sea and sky. He also painted sheep in the landscape of the Campine region.