Boch, Anna

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Boch, Anna Gender: F
Rosalie Anna Boch
born on 10 February 1848 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place La Louvière, Belgium, 50n28, 4e11
Timezone LMT m4e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°43' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°22 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 08°45'

Anna Boch (circa 1900)
photo: JoJan, license cc-by-3.0


Belgian painter, who participated in the Neo-Impressionist movement. Her early works used a Pointillist technique, but she is best known for her Impressionist style which she adopted for most of her career. A pupil of Isidore Verheyden, she was influenced by Théo van Rysselberghe whom she met in the Groupe des XX.

Besides her own paintings, Boch held one of the most important collections of impressionist paintings of her time. She promoted many young artists including Vincent van Gogh whom she admired for his talent and who was a friend of her brother Eugène Boch. The Vigne Rouge (The Red Vineyard), purchased by Anna Boch, was long believed to be the only painting Van Gogh sold during his lifetime.

Anna Boch died in Ixelles on 25 February 1936. The Anna Boch art collection was sold after her death. In her will, she donated the money to pay for the retirement of poor artist friends.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 19). Birth place of Saint-Vaast is now part of La Louvière.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Collectibles (Art)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)