26.02.1849 (Bergen, Belgium) - 12.10.1921 (The Hague, The Netherlands)
Victor Bauffe was born in 1849 in Bergen (Mons), Belgium. He moved to The Hague, took his training at the Academy and became a convinced follower of the Hague School. Bauffe worked in the style of his friend and mentor JH Weissenbruch, one of the great masters of the Hague School. With Weissenbruch, Bauffe often moved into the polder to paint in watercolor and oil. His best watercolors, the medium he preferred over oil, are virtually indistinguishable from those of his more famous mentor, without looking at the signature.
Bauffe is a true master at painting skies, using beautiful colors. With fine shades of blue, gray and white he succeed like no other in capturing the feeling of different weather types or seasons. Victor Bauffe died in 1921 in The Hague.
Anoniem, 'Bauffe tentoonstelling in "Villa Erica'', Kunst en Kunstleven 1 (1911) nr. 2, p. 60-61;
R. de Leeuw, J. Sillevis, Ch. Dumas, cat.tent. De Haagse School - Hollandse Meesters van de 19de eeuw, Parijs (Grand Palais), Londen (Royal Academy), Den Haag (Haags Gemeentemuseum) 1983, p. 275;
P. Thoben, cat.tent. Tussen realisme en impressionisme. Aquarellen van meesters van de Haagse School, Eindhoven (Museum Kempenland ) 2000/2001, p. 51;
C. Stolwijk, Uit de schilderswereld. De Nederlandse kunstschilders in de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw, Leiden 1998, p. 115, 263, 346.
Bauffe exhibition in "Villa Erica'', The Netherlands, 1911;
De Haagse School; Hollandse Meesters van de 19de eeuw, Parijs (Grand Palais), Londen (Royal Academy), Den Haag (Haags Gemeentemuseum) 1983;
Tussen realisme en impressionisme. Aquarellen van meesters van de Haagse School, Eindhoven (Museum Kempenland), The Netherlands, 2000/2001.
Work by Victor Bauffe is represented in the collections of diverse Dutch museums, among others the Hague Gemeentemuseum and Frans Halsmuseum in Haarlem.