Born in Laken, a suburb of Brussels, in 1894 Victor Fermeuse was to become a talented painter of landscapes in the manner of the post-Impressionists. His work was handled in a light and airy manner, full of soft, warm colors and contrast. He chose the small villages around Brussels as his subjects as well as the towns of Grimbergen and Ganshoren. The only other location he is known to have painted was the Midi area of France. Exhibiting throughout Belgium, his paintings were always well received by the public and critics alike. Perhaps his most important work was entitled ‘Windmill at Heyst’ and was exhibited at the Galerij Giroux of Brussels in their exhibition of 1946.