Arte et Labore was an artistic circle in Antwerp without program, with the only purpose, to organise art exhibitions.
EXHIBITION of 1886 - presenting works of a.o. :
* Lode Van Aken - A portrait of Edward Ipers - The fluteplayer (De fluitspeler)
* Pierre Jacques Dierckx - The masons (De Vrijmetselaars)
EXHIBITION of 1899 - last exhibition
De Smeth Henri ° 1865 Borgerhout - † 1940 Brasschaat
art painter, illustrator
pupil of A. De Lathouwer, L. Hendrix
member of "Als ik kan", founding-member of "Les XX"
Leopold Haeck - ° 04.03.1868, Antwerpen - † 22.09.1928, Wijnegem
luministic realistic art painter and etcher of portraits, landscapes, religious and style scenes
formation at Aca. of Antwerp (Karel Verlat) and the NHISKA
debuted in 1888 at the trienale Salon of Antwerp, participates at numerous exhibitions
member of "Als Ick Kan"
worked at the Prentenkabinet of Antwerp and in the Musea of Antwerp and Mol (JSM).
Romain Looymans - ° 03.02.1864, Antwerpen † 14.06.1914, Antwerpen
realistic art painter and etcher of landscapes, interiors, religious, historical and style scenes and portraits
formation by L. L. Hendrix and at the Brussels Academy (J. Portaels)
friends with Henri De Smeth and debuted in 1885 at the Salon of Gent
worked often with Th. Verstraete in Zeeland
co-founder of the circles "De XIII", "Eigen vorming" and "Arte et Labore"
teacher at the Academy of Antwerp (1906)
Frans Mortelmans - ° 01.05.1865 Antwerpen - † 11.04.1936 Antwerpen
pupil at Aca. Antwerp
professor Aca. Berchem
member of "De Scalden"
Lode Van Aken - ° 01.12.1857 Antwerpen - † 1904 Antwerpen
co-founder of the artistic circle "De XIII"
Pierre Jacques Dierckx - ° 27.05.1855 Antwerpen - † 22.03.1947 Brussel
art painter, aquarellist, decorator, sculptor
pupil of L.Schaefels, P.Beaufaux Aca. Antwerp
member of "Arte et Labore" & "De Scalden"
worked with C.Verlat, E.Deckers, J.Braekeleer