Maurice Wagemans was a Realist painter and draughtsman of landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and beach scenes. He received his artistic education at the Academy of Brussels from 1890 until 1895 under the tutorship of Jean Portaels and Jean Stallaert. He completed his studies in Paris together with Alfred Bastien and Frans Smeers, where he was influenced by the works of Henri Fantin-Latour and Edouard Manet. Wagemans debuted at the Salon of "Le Sillon" in 1900 and received his great breakthrough in 1902 at the "Salon of Ghent" for his work "La Dame en gris". He participated in the famous exhibition of Galerie Georges Giroux in Brussels in 1912. His painting evolved under the influence of Marcel Jefferys and Rik Wouters toward a more luminist Impressionism. Wagemans was a member of the "Société Nouvelle des Beaux-Arts" in Paris, of the "Artists Association" in London, the "Kunst van Heden" and "Pour l'Art" in Brussels.