Georges Croegaert is best known as a painter of domestic genre scenes. He was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1848, and at the age of twenty eight he moved to Paris, where he spent the rest of his life.
Georges Croegaert exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon from 1914 and his titles included "Le Repos du Modele" and "Avant le Bal".
Croegaert's subjects were taken from the French middle classes. He almost certainly created a special type of soubrette, with roguish, ogling brown eyes, tiny fingers and dainty, neatly rounded figures. He began at a time when collectors would put their paintings on the table before them in order to examine them at their ease, discuss the qualities and the expression, and magnifying glass in hand, smack their lips over the piquancy of the anecdote represented.
The genre pictures of Georges Croegaert were much sought after during his lifetime, especially in England and America. Croegaert's work is represented in several collections, including the Sydney Museum.
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