Dutch, 1870–1930

Also known as Bernardus Henricus Klene and Bern-Klene, the artist was born in Amsterdam of Dutch parents.  He studied in Antwerp and Brussels and traveled to Germany, Italy and Corsica.  In 1900, Klene went to Paris, and finally settled at Veneux les Sablons, in the Seine et Marne, where he spent the rest of his life.

Bernhard Klene was a close friend of Camille Pissarro, and many of the Impressionists, with whom he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Independents from 1902 onwards.  Despite is admiration for the Impressionists, he developed his own very personal style.  A talented artist, in 1904 he won the Médaille d'Or de la Ville de Paris.  The first London exhibition dedicated to Klene's work was held at the Kaplan Gallery on Duke Street in St. James's in October 1966 and included a broad selection of oil paintings and pastels. 

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