The New Student's Reference Work/Leys, Henri Jean Auguste

The New Student's Reference Work (1914)
Leys, Henri Jean Auguste

Leys (līs or ), Henri Jean Auguste, Belgian painter, was born at Antwerp, Feb. 18, 1815. He was created a baron by Leopold I in 1862. Leys is one of the best modern artists in the style of the old Flemish masters; and his most valuable pictures are inspired by the history of his native land. He spent most of his life in his native city and died there Aug. 26, 1869.