MADELEINE LEFEBVRE (1900-1967)
Signed M.Lefebvre lower right
Titled and dated Danseuse Mutshioko, 1945 on a sticker on the stretcher
Oil on canvas, 60.6 x 50.3 cm
The portrait surely is done by a professional painter but strangely enough nothing is known about the artist Madeleine Lefebvre, except that she certainly wasn’t the only female artist working in the Congo. Some others were: Edith Dasnoy, Renée Bruyère-Blondiau, Marie de Paepe, Germaine Ide, Marie-Louise Stradiot-Bougnet, Suzanne van Damme, Isa Janssens, Erna Vamos, Madeleine-Christine Forani, Francine Somers and Marthe Guillain.