Theophile Marie Françoise Lybaert
Belguim, 1848-1927

Théophile Marie Francoise Lybaert was born in Ghent where he initially studied at the Beaux-Art Academy under the Belgian history painter Theodor Cannell. In 1878 he went to Paris to study under the great Orientalist artist Jean-Léon Gérôme and on his return to Ghent he first became a noted painter of Oriental subjects. He later concentrated on paintings with subjects derived from religious and Flemish history.

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