Marie Slager - van Gilse


Baarle Duke 1891 – 1968 Turnhout.
Her work shows affinity with impressionism. Thematically she was very versatile. She became skilled in painting landscapes, still lifes, flower arrangements and portraits. Marie's premise was that art colors life. Her source of inspiration was nature, with flowers and plants in particular, and she developed her own distinct style.
With Frans she lived resp. in Vught and in Meerhout (Belgium). They had no children.

Marie Slager
Marie van Gilse was a pupil of Jan van Delft in Tilburg. She followed a course in drawing in 's-Hertogenbosch where she got lessons from Frans Slager with whom she married in 1922.