Guy De Jaegher

“Guy De Jaegher (1944, Kortrijk/Flanders) has been aptly defined as a foremost contemporary fine painter, with a focus on object naturalism and known for his meticulous traditional craftsmanship and magnificent still lifes. In his youth he attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in his native Kortrijk and studied graphic arts and calligraphy at the famous Saint Luke’s Institute in Tournai.

 

His still lifes slowly flourished to premier quality, after years of painstaking study of the Flemish Primitives’ rich legacy. His paintings, indebted to Flanders’ late medieval masters and their command of time, display a persevered learning process and a bedazzling rendering of space, materials and texture.
De Jaegher’s paradigmatic masters are mostly painters of the early Northern Renaissance, next to famous Dutch fine painters of the Golden Age”.

Today, De Jaegher has become a virtuoso at oil on panel, but he also excels in glass painting – oil applied on the backside of a glass plate.
De Jaegher’s paintings in oils are made on panel grounded with several gesso layers.

Frans Boenders, writer and art critic