|Birthname||Wilhelm Eugène Boch|
|born on||1 September 1855 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||La Louvière, Belgium, 50n28, 4e11|
|Timezone||LMT m4e11 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||08°28' 16°18 Asc. 00°39'|
Belgian painter, who was the younger brother of painter Anna Boch, a founding member of Les XX.
Eugène Boch supported artists of talent, but without money, including Émile Bernard, whom he met at the Atelier Cormon, and Paul Gauguin. Or he exchanged works, as with Vincent van Gogh. Thus little by little, an important collection of contemporary art came together. Besides his own portrait Eugène Boch owned a second van Gogh painting. Like his sister Anna, Eugène Boch spent a large part of the funds, which they owed to their father's, Victor Boch, business success, on promoting other artists. They bought pictures from virtually all leading contemporaries of their time, the majority of whom were also their friends.
Upon Eugène Boch's death on 3 January 1941, he bequeathed The Poet – that is Van Gogh's title for his portrait of Eugène Boch, which Boch received from Johanna van Gogh-Bonger in accordance to the last will of Vincent and Theo – to the Louvre. Today the painting can be seen in the Paris Musee d'Orsay.
- sibling relationship with Boch, Anna (born 10 February 1848)
- (has as) recipient relationship with Bernard, Émile (born 28 April 1868)
- (has as) recipient relationship with Van Gogh, Vincent (born 30 March 1853)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 133). 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 85)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)