jane Blog > Artists supporting the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium

Four artists have decided to support the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium in celebration of the 80 years of its founder. Expressing themselves on the theme of great apes, every artist shows through photography, painting and watercolour the emotions and fragility of our closest living relatives. The Jane Goodall Institute Belgium is thanking deeply all artists for their generosity!

The artworks will be on display at the Théâtre National on 7 May 2014 and can be admired before and after Jane Goodall’s lecture. We are also very happy to announce you, that some of these works will be sold for the benefit of the Jane Goodall Institute and in particular for supporting the Gombe Research Center, where Jane started her work in Tanzania.


Artist: Alain Thimmesch
“Three Chimpanzees”
Printing on Chromaluxe, format 120 x 80 cm.
Unique piece with authentification certificate numbered and signed.
Price: 1850 Euro – the artist is donating his unique and all proceeds from the sale will be sent to support Gombe Research Center.

* Reproduction of the artwork on high quality Fuji Crystal Archive
• Size or the Artwork: 60 x 40 cm
• Aluminium Frame + White Mat: 50 x 70 cm
• Limited number of 25 copies
• Authentification certificate numbered and signed
• Price : 249 Euro *** 100 Euro of the sale will be donated to Gombe Research Center.***

photo (2)

Artist: Aline Goffard

Acrylic painting on canvas.
This work is a gift from the artist to the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium and is not sold.

To know more about the artists:

Alain Thimmesch (www.alainthimmesch.net)

Like nature, animals, art and photography have always been part of the life of Alain Thimmesch. The animal for him is a source of inspiration, he captures the beauty through intimate and very personal works. The photograph is still the basis for the creation but the end result is much more elaborate: the subject is taken from its context and integrated on a black sheet where the viewer sees a personal work, sublimated by the artist’s own art.

Chris Herzfeld (www.chrisherzfeld.com/)

Trained at La Cambre (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels, Bruxelles) in the workshops of Contemporary Art photography and painting, Chris Herzfeld lives and works between Brussels, Paris, and Tampa. Also studiying the philosophy of science Centre Alexandre Koyré – Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales & Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris), she completed various photographic series during her field research in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Africa, in sactuaries for apes (Congo – Brazzaville, DRC), or during work with the Maasai Kisonko of Southern Kenya. Her portraits of apes have been repeatedly exposed and have been published by Odile Jacob.

Yves Fagniart (www.yvesfagniart.com)

Inspired from a young age by a passion for nature, the Belgian animal painter Yves Fagniart, born in 1959, has practiced naturalistic art for several years. His favorite form of expression is watercolor, the originality of a painter lies in his naturalistic approach and his transcription of environments in nature. His watercolors are a mixture of light, atmosphere, and love of wildlife, where the animal and the habitat are equally important. For over 10 years, Yves Fagniart has traveled to and seen many natural areas in Europe and Africa to paint wildlife and the beauty of its natural spaces.

Aline Goffard (www.alinegoffard.simplesite.com)

After completing training in decorative arts in Liège, Aline Goffard studied pharmaceutical sciences and practiced in the field of clinical biology for her first job. A collector at heart, she returned to her passion for art years later and opened her own store in Sablon. She specializes in ancient jewelry and revives the fashion jewelry of the 1940s and the Fashion Jewelry of the ’30s – ’60s on an international level under its trademark “Glamour of Hollywood”. Years have passed and she can finally take her brush and be free to indulge her first love: painting. She studied at l’Académie de Watermael- Boitsfort, where she exhibited her first paintings in 2008.

Back to blog