Oil/wood, 27 x 22 cm, lo. le. sign. Ekma as well as dat. '13-XL', on the reverse titled a. dat. 1940 by another hand. - Belgian figure painter, graphic artist a. sculptor, began his training at the evenig drawing school in Brussels 1901-09, until 1913 he studied at the local academy painting, sculpting a. architecture, after moving around the Netherlands, Belgium a. France a. travelling Indonesia he finally settled in Paris, where he opened a painting school, he was member in many artist's groups, among others 'Arti et Amicitiae' in Amsterdam, hist paintings of rural life are inspired by the works of P. Brueghel as well as by those of H. Bosch. - Mus.: Amsterdam (Stedelijk Mus.), Paris (Louvre), Den Haag, Moscow a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Vollmer, Scheen a. others.