Frantz CharletBelgium, 1862-1928
An Impressionist, he was one of the founding members of the group Les XX. He was the younger brother of the artist Émile Charlet. He undertook his artistic training firstly at l’Académie de Bruxelles in the studio of Jean François Portaels and then at l’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under the tutelage of Jean Léon Gérôme, Carolus Duran and Jules Lefebvre. He then studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from 1872 until 1873 and again from 1876 to 1881; among his fellow pupils there were Eugène Broerman, François-Joseph Halkett, Théo van Rysselberghe and Rodolphe Wytsman, and his teacher was Jean-François Portaels.