Herman Courtins may not be well known outside of his native belgium but he was a master painter whose command of painting is significant. He bridged the eras of Impressionism to Modern art with dexterity of his paint strokes.
Herman Courtens (Sint-Joost-ten-Node, 23 February 1884 – Brussels, 1 March 1956) was a Belgian painter. Herman Courtens was the son of Franz Courtens who was his first teacher. Later he became the pupil of Isidore Verheyden at the Academy for Clean Arts in Brussels. He became a teacher at the Higher Institute for Clean Arts in Antwerp. During the First world War, he was heavily wounded. He undertook trips in the neighboring countries and in Egypt. Herman Courtens painted figures, portraits, landscapes, flowers and interiors. His brothers were the sculptor Alfred Courtens and architect Antoine Courtens.