Adolf Karel Maximilian Engel
The painter Adolf Karel Maximilian Engel,
The life of Adolf Engel
Adolf was born on 24 December 1801 in Kortrijk, from an old Swedish family. At a young age, Adolf moved with his family to Ghent. There he began his training as a lawyer to follow in the footsteps of his father, M.Ph.A Engel van der Laen.
However, at a very young age, Adolf devoted all his spare time to drawing and painting. When it became clear that Adolf had talent for this, he was allowed to quit his law studies. In 1832 he even won a prize for his work.
Unfortunately, Adolf became depressed and ended his life on 24 August 1833.
The work of Adolf Engel
Adolf Engel left behind a large collection of study material of the picturesque regions of Dinant, Liège, Namur and the Ardennes.
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