Belgian painter Théodore Gérard [1829-1895] was an engraver and painter of genre scenes and drew much of his inspiration from the Low Countries. Gérard studied at the Ghent Academy before moving to Brussels in 1863. Throughout his life he traveled around Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire exhibiting internationally.
As a result Gérard established a strong reputation as a genre painter, receiving medals in Philadelphia (1870), London (1871), Vienna (1873) and Brussels (1875). He was also made professor at the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts.Gérard's work is represented in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, the Coutrai Museum and the Koninlijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp.