Boch, Eugène

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Boch, Eugène Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°28' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 00°39'

Eugène Boch (Portrait by Van Gogh, 1888)


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Boch, Anna (born 10 February 1848)


Source Notes

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)