Gallery Archive & Biography
ALEXANDER FRANCOIS LOEMANS
(Canadian - American Artist ~Active 1884-1894)
River torrent with Indian encampment, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Authenticated and SOLD on behalf of a private collector by Freemanart :
Description: A panoramic, mountainous wooded valley, with river rapids and Western Indians setting up an encampment
An Oil on
Canvas over stretcher. Signed bottom right A.F. LOEMANS
This magnificent recently discovered work of art, is in good condition with no visible repairs or in painting.
Price by negotiation.
Offered and SOLD by private negotiation:
Francois Loemans (correctly pronounced Loo-mahns) is a painter about whom
we know very little, other than he lived and worked for most of his life
in Canada, was in Boston between 1882-84 and Vancouver up to 1894.
It is generally
believed that Loemans was born in the Netherlands or at least is of Dutch
descent, though it is believed he was formally French trained and there
is some controvery over the detail.
his known works were painted in Canada (Ontario and Manitoba) and the
Northern United States (Sierra Nevada Mountains - New York State, Minnesota
I n the main,
the dominant features in his works which are dramatic landscape paintings,
consists of thundering river waters, threatening skies and wild and stormy
It is known
that Loemans worked on the Hudson River, at St. Anthony Falls, on the
Minnesota River, in Ontario and Manitoba.
Loemans are held in permanent collections at the:
Dictionary of Canadian Artists Vol 2: Anthony Westbridge.
©D Freeman 2002