"Spanish Governors Palace"

  • Biography

    Florent Baecke (1921-...)

    Florent Baecke is a native of San
    Antonio, Texas. Born with a natural artistic ability, he developed it at
    a nearly age largely through study and observation. His formal art
    training came later.
    He has a profound love for San Antonio
    and its historical and picturesque structures and landscapes. Although
    his works are not strictly traditionally Western, they capture the
    flavor of the region in which he lives and works. He derives his keen
    perception of his subjects from his love for them and his desire to
    share what he feels and sees with others.
    After many years of practice, he has
    developed a technique and style that gives the viewer a feeling of
    satisfaction and peacefulness while observing his colorful sunlit
    scenes. It is for this style, which he does mostly with a palette knife,
    that he has become well known and sought after by collectors.
    Mr. Baecke has won several coveted
    awards for his portrayal of familiar scenes of San Antonio and the Texas
    countryside. Among them are Coppini Academy of Fine Arts “Artist of the
    Year,” “Best Traditional Painting,” etc. His paintings can be found in
    many private collections throughout the United States as well as Canada
    and Europe.