Edward Portielje was born in Antwerp in 1861 and died there in 1949. He was a Belgian painter.He was the son of painter Jan Portielje and Eulalie Lemaire and a younger brother of painter Gerard Portielje. Portielje was a pupil at the Atheneum in Antwerp and attended evening classes at the Academy from 1873 (with Edward Dujardin among others). He received his first painting training from his father Jan Portielje. He attended a full-time academy from 1877 to 1881 in the course drawing at Polydore Beaufaux and painting at Charles Verlat and Nicaise De Keyser.
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