Alfred William Finch - The Channel at Nieuport [c.1889], a photo by Gandalf's Gallery on Flickr.
Born and raised in Belgium to English parents, Finch was the first Brussels artist to take up Georges Seurat's pointillist painting technique after seeing his works exhibited there in 1887. In this austere scene, silent and empty, water and sky meld almost imperceptibly into one. A few years later, Finch relocated to Helsinki where he played a major role in the Finnish avant-garde.
[Oil on canvas, 36 x 54 cm]