Category:20th-century Belgian sculptors
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The following 42 pages are in this category, out of 42 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 42 pages are in this category, out of 42 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Akarova – Marguerite Acarin was a Belgian dancer, choreographer, and artist. Acarin is generally known by her stage-name, Akarova and she was called the Belgian Isadora Duncan. She studied music and dance under Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, creator of eurhythmics and she soon left due to disputes with the ballet mistress. In 1922, attending a meeting arranged by Isadora Duncans brother Raymond, she met artist Marcel Baugniet and they married on 31 October 1923, but separated in 1928. In this period she danced, choreographed, and designed sets and costumes, in performances to works by such as Igor Stravinski. Her second marriage, to artistic patron Louis Lievens, took place on 6 April 1935 and this marriage too ended in a separation, in 1939. Noted Brussels architect Jean-Jules Eggericx constructed a studio, performance venue, the venue opened on 30 January 1937 with performances by Akarova from Francis Poulencs Les Biches, Ravels Boléro, and Stravinskys The Rite of Spring. Performances at the Avenue de lHippodrome ended in 1957, after the closure, Akarova devoted her time to painting and sculpture. She died at home in 1999 and she is the subject of the 1990 TV documentary Jaurais aimé vous voir danser, Madame Akarova, which features interviews with her. Living Art, Akarova and the Belgian Avant-Garde, jean-Philippe Van Aelbrouck, ACARIN, Marguerite, dite AKAROVA, in Eliane Gubin, Catherine Jacques, Valérie Piette & Jean Puissant, Dictionnaire des femmes belges, XIXe et XXe siècles
2. Paul Du Bois – Paul Du Bois was a Belgian sculptor and medalist, born in Aywaille, and died in Uccle. Du Bois was a student of Eugène Simonis and Charles van der Stappen and he studied from 1877 to 1883 at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and earned the distinguished Prix Godecharle in 1884. Du Bois contributed to the renewal of artistic expression in Belgium at the end of the 20th century and his own eclectic work consists of small sculptures, medals, jewelry, fine art sculpture, public monuments, and tombs. He was also responsible for the design of the Victory Medal of World War I, many other monuments are erected on his hand and places in the cemeteries of Ixelles, from Uccle, Tournai, Mons, Frameries, Huy, and Liège. His works are exhibited in the museums of different cities. Media related to Paul Du Bois at Wikimedia Commons
3. Toon Dupuis – Antonius Stanislaus Nicolaas Ludovicus Dupuis was a Dutch sculptor and medallist of Belgian origin. Dupuis was a lecturer at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague, among his works are a picture of Johannes Zwijsen in the St. Dionysius Church in Tilburg, a statue of Petrus Canisius in the Hunnerpark te Nijmegen, a bust of mgr. Nolens in the Katholiek Documentatie Centrum in Nijmegen and a bust of Jozef Israëls that is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and this monument is by Dupuis in collaboration with the architect Co Brandes. The stone monument is in French Vaurion limestone, franciscus Cornelis Donders, Janskerkhof, Utrecht Borstbeeld Petrus Stuyvesant, St. Media related to Toon Dupuis at Wikimedia Commons
4. Jean-Michel Folon – Jean-Michel Folon was a Belgian artist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor. Folon was born on March 1,1934 in Uccle, Brussels and he studied architecture at the Institut Saint-Luc. The first exhibition of his watercolors was in New York in 1969 in the Lefebre Gallery, one year later he exhibited in Tokyo and in the Il Milione gallery in Milan. He also participated in the XXVth Venice Biennale, in 1973 he joined the selection of Belgian artists in the XXVth São Paulo Biennale, where he was granted the Grand Prize in Painting. Over the years his work concentrated on different techniques, including watercolor, etching, silkscreen, illustrations, mosaics, and stained glass and his work Ein Baum stirbt - Un albero muore,1974, is by Museo Cantonale d’Arte of Lugano. He also designed posters, often for humanitarian causes. Around 1988 he created his first sculptures out of wood. He then moved on to creating sculptures in clay, plaster, bronze, in 1999 an exhibition of large sculptures was presented in the Galerie Guy Pieters, in Saint-Paul de Vence. In 2000 he opened the Fondation Folon, which presents the essentials of his work in the region he grew up in, in 2001 the city of Lisbon held a large retrospective of his sculptures in the Castelo de São Jorge, which dominates the city. In 2003 he created the designs for Puccinis La Bohème for the Puccini Festival in Italy, the president of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, awarded him the Legion of Honour in the Palais dElysée. In 2004 he became a UNICEF ambassador, in 2005 the city of Florence held a grand retrospective of his work at the Palazzo Vecchio and the Forte di Belvedere. His artistic value was recognized by several exhibitions organized in the most famous galleries and he created a famous piece of television that was screened in France for almost 30 years. It was first made for the Italiques TV show, by Marc Gilbert, the music, originally the soundtrack of Gott mit uns, was composed by Ennio Morricone. In the 1990s, Folon decided to create a foundation in the Solvay Domain, another piece of television quite famous and remembered is a commercial about methane for SNAM. The soundtrack is Dolorosa by Michel Colombier, Folon settled in the outskirts of Paris in 1955. In 1985, he moved to Monaco, jean-Michel Folon died in Monaco on October 20,2005, at the age of 71. He was buried at the Monaco Cemetery, full biography of his life The Folon Foundation in La Hulpe
5. Henry de Groux – Henry de Groux was a Belgian Symbolist painter, sculptor and lithographer. His 1889 painting Christ aux Outrages, widely described as his masterwork, later in life, he produced many works depicting the horrors of the First World War. De Groux was the son of the engraver Charles de Groux and, like his father, Henry was elected a member of les XX in 1886, but was expelled in 1890 when he refused to have his works displayed in the same gallery as Vincent van Gogh. He subsequently moved to Paris, where he befriended Émile Zola, during the social unrest resulting from the Dreyfus affair, de Groux acted as one of Zolas bodyguards. As well, de Groux was a fervent diarist, beginning in 1892, he produced 18 volumes detailing the life of a European artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2002, his descendants donated these volumes to the Institut national dhistoire de lart, Henry de Groux 1866-1930 - journal - Henry De Groux, Rodolphe Rapetti, Pierre Wat - Editions Kimé at www. dessinoriginal. com. Apollinaire writes of De Grouxs exhibition in Paris at the Salon dAutomne 1911, praising with. gives one the impression of an immense labor, media related to Henry de Groux at Wikimedia Commons
6. Jules Lagae – Jules Lagae was a Belgian sculptor and medallist, born in Roeselare. Lagae was taught by Joseph Jacquet and Charles van der Stappen at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and he also worked with Jef Lambeaux and Julien Dillens. In 1888, he won the Prix de Rome and spent four years on scholarship in Italy and he was also associated with the art group LEssor
7. Jacques de Lalaing (artist) – Jacques de Lalaing was an Anglo-Belgian painter and sculptor, specializing in animals. Born in London as the son of a Belgian diplomat and an English aristocrat, Lalaing was raised in England until 1875, when he moved to Brussels. He trained as an artist under Jean-François Portaels and Louis Gallait at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, with the encouragement of Thomas Vinçotte and Jef Lambeaux, Lalaing began to sculpt in 1884. As a painter he continued to work in a realistic, naturalistic style, as a portrait painter, as a sculptor he produced allegorical bronzes and memorial art. In 1896 Lalaing became a member of the Royal Academy where hed studied and his works are represented in the collections of museums in Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent and Tournai
8. George Minne – George Minne was a Belgian artist and sculptor famous for his idealized depictions of mans inner spiritual conflicts. A contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, Minnes work shows many similarities in form and subject matter to the Viennese Secessionists, the fathers of Art Nouveau. He was born in Ghent, Belgium as the son of an architect, in 1879, Minne studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, then in the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from 1885 through 1889. In 1891 he was elected a member of the arts group Les XX and he had made his first visit to Paris in 1886 where he met the writers Maurice Maeterlinck and Gregore Le Roy, who introduced him to the French Symbolists. Minne returned to Paris in 1890 and asked Auguste Rodin for permission to work in his studio, Rodin told him, in 1892, Minne married Josephine Destanberg, the daughter of a Ghent poet. He then spent most of his drawing and sculpting. He established his own foundry in 1910-14, in Ghent. During World War I he fled to Wales, but returned after the war, the Neue Galeries Kneeling Youth sculptures were previously owned by Adele Bloch-Bauer and her husband Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a wealthy industrialist. The sculptures were confiscated by the Nazis, and only through extensive efforts were they returned to Bloch-Bauers niece Maria Altmann. For the Basilica of Koekelberg Minne made the sculpture of the Sacred Heart for the altar in the apse and he also made the bronze calvarie at the outside of the basilica. For his achievements he was made a baron on 25 April 1931, the Fountain of Youth, The Folkwang Fountain by George Minne, Konsthistorik Tidskrift 46,2, 144-152. George Minne, Brussels, Editions des Cahiers de Belgique,1930, Minne at the Getty Museum Neue Galerie Basilica of Koekelberg National Gallery of Victoria
9. Constant Permeke – Constant Permeke was a Belgian painter and sculptor who is considered the leading figure of Flemish expressionism. Permeke was born in Antwerp but when he was six years old the family moved to Ostend, here his father, a landscape painter, founded in 1893 the Municipal Museum of Arts of which he became the curator. Permeke studied at the Bruges Academy from 1903 to 1906 and then at the Academy in Ghent from 1906 to 1908, here he met Frits Van den Berghe and the brothers Gustave De Smet and Léon De Smet. He was drafted into the Belgian army and served in a university company that was quartered in Sint-Martens-Latem, after his military service ended in March 1908, Permeke returned to Ostend where he roomed together with another artist, Gustave De Smet. In 1909 he returned to Sint-Martens-Latem where he lived as a recluse and his work of this period is characterized by his heavy brush and gains its expressive force through muted tonality and brutal forms. In 1912 Permeke married Maria Delaere and the newlyweds settled in Ostend, when World War I broke out, Permeke was mobilized. During the defense of Antwerp he was wounded in action near the town of Duffel and his wounds forced his evacuation to the United Kingdom where he was in hospital at South Hillwood. After his release from hospital he was reunited with his family in Folkestone, in 1916 he moved to Chardstock in Devonshire and started painting again, mostly colorful English landscapes. After the end of the war, the Permeke family returned to Ostend in 1919, in contrast to the happy time in Devonshire, the harsh reality of the workers life turned Permekes work back to a gloomier mood as he mainly painted the harsh fishermans life. In 1921 Permeke was able to exhibit his work in Antwerp, between 1922 and 1924, Permeke regularly went to Astene, in order to cooperate with Frits Van den Berghe. In 1926 Permeke went to Vevey in Switzerland where he mainly painted mountain scenes, in 1929 he moved to Jabbeke. During this period he changed his subject, instead of the fisherman, during this period, Permeke was enormously productive with works like Gouden Oogst, De Grote Marine, Moederschap, Het Afscheid, Dagelijks Brood. Starting in 1937 Permeke tried his hand at sculpting as well, as a sculptor, Permeke tried to isolate the human figure in monumental efforts. De Zaaier, Niobe and De Drie Gratiën are good examples of this period, during World War II, Permeke was forbidden to paint by the German occupiers as his art was seen by them as Entartete Kunst. Privately, things were even worse as his son Paul was arrested, after the war, Permeke was appointed director of the National higher Institute and of the Royal Academy in Antwerp but after only one year he offered his resignation. In 1947–48, Permeke had a big retrospective exhibition in Paris but his happiness at the return of his son was soon shattered when in 1948 his wife died, emotionally scarred and ailing, Permeke had to be nursed by his daughter. During the last period of his life his work mellowed somewhat as it much more refinement in drawing. His last works are De dame met de rode handschoenen and some painted in Brittany
10. Victor Rousseau – For the science fiction writer see Victor Rousseau Emanuel. Victor Rousseau was a Belgian sculptor and medalist, Rousseau was of Walloon heritage and descended from a line of stonemasons. He began carving stone at age 11, working at the site of the Law Courts of Brussels and he later apprenticed under sculptor Georges Houtstont, and took classes at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Rousseau himself served as professor of sculpture at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts from 1901 through 1919,1919, Commander of the Order of the Crown
11. Charles Samuel – Charles Samuel was a Belgian sculptor, engraver and medalist. Samuel was born in Brussels and trained there and he studied engraving with Léopold Wiener, sculpture with Eugène Simonis, Joseph Jaquet and Charles van der Stappen, and medal-making with the goldsmith and sculptor Philippe Wolfers. He began his career in 1889, from his house and workshop in Ixelles and his wife was the French pianist Clotilde Kleeberg
12. Marc van den Broek – Marc Jozef Magareta van den Broek is a Belgian artist and sculptor. Marc van den Broek was born on February 2,1953 in Mortsel-Antwerp, from 1963 to 1965 and from 1970 to 1971 he studied at the Akademie voor Schone Kunsten in Bechem-Antwerp. During the years 1965–70, he attended the Technical School voor Electro-Mechanic in Antwerp, Marc van den Broek is a founding member of the Hinterhaus cultural center established in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1978. He co-founded the Art Research Laboratories in 1990, in the early 1980s, Marc van den Broek focused largely on spatial installations based on a symbiosis of art and technology, the flying objects known as mutants. In 1984, he began developing works of art, culminating in the Archaic-Technological-Metamorphosis in 1987–1989. The Declaration of Independence was realized between 1990 and 1992 as a sculpture which marks the end of the era of materialism in the waning years of the industrial age. Inspired by intensive, long-term cooperation with leading industrial and commercial firms, Marc van den Broek continued to pursue this approach during his years in New York, where he worked with numerous well-known companies. The artist is concerned with changing perceptions of reality under the influence of the Internet. His work in area includes a series of large-scale paintings grouped under the heading of Angels. Werkstätten, Hamburg/Germany 2015, Kulturschiff MS Stubnitz, Museum Ship Cap San Diego, Hamburg/Germany 2016, outdoor area design, training center of Bundesanstalt für Flugsicherung, Langen/Frankfurt a. Marc van den Broek in Hamburgs wilder Osten, ein Mann für Visionen für Rothenburgsort. A New Face for Hamburgs Harborfront, der Wiesbadener Künstler Marc van den Broek lebt heute in Hamburg. Literature by and about Marc van den Broek in the German National Library catalogue
13. Charles van der Stappen – Charles van der Stappen, was a Belgian sculptor, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. His best-known funeral monuments are those to Alexandre Gendebien and Baron Coppens and his statues include William the Silent, set up at the Petit Sablon Square, and two in the Brussels Museum, The Man with the Sword, and The Sphinx. The bronze group Ompdrailles was acquired by the Belgian government, the result of the connection may be seen in the group The Builders of Cities which is strongly imbued with the feeling and types of Meuniers sympathetic figures of workers. Among his students were Helene Zelezny-Scholz, Rik Wouters, Paul Du Bois, and Victor Rousseau, charles van der Stappen, by Camille Lemonnier, Les Artistes belges contemporains, by E. L. de Taye, The Renaissance of Sculpture in Belgium, by OG Destrée
14. Antoine de Vinck – Antoine de Vinck, Baron, was a Belgian ceramist, designer and sculptor. After finishing a course in philosophy and theology, Antoine de Vinck took up art in 1948 mainly concentrating on drawing, book illustration, thanks to A Potter’s Book by Bernard Leach, he and a friend, Guy de Sauvage, taught themselves ceramics and built a wood-fired kiln. In 1951 and 1952, he attended the workshops of the ceramist Pierre Caille and he then travelled through France, meeting potters Jean and Jacqueline Lerat in La Borne, Norbert and Jeannette Pierlot in Ratilly and Daniel de Montmollin in Taizé. In 1954, he started his own studio in Kraainem near Brussels, after meeting Barnard Leach, he undertook to translate his book into French. From 1960 to 1975, in addition to his work as ceramics sculptor, de Vinck did industrial design and he applied this experience in design to a part of his ceramics production, making dishes, vases, wash-basins, ashtrays, etc. His sculpture Arbre was awarded a prize at the international competition of Faenza. In 1984 he settled near Treigny, in Burgundy, France, there he took part in the activities and exhibitions of the APCP. Antoine de Vinck is regarded as one of the players in the renewal of ceramic art in Post-War Europe. His work includes pieces of such as dishes, pots, bowls. He was an advocate for potters’ producing high quality work. The object must serve its purpose as well as possible, while being pleasing to the senses of the user and its use must be apparent at first glance. For his sculptural work, he developed a technique of assembling clay panels and he also used molds in which he laid layers of clay so as to create different designs and textures especially for his Stèles and Bétyles. Most of his works were made from clay, but he also made porcelain, as de Vinck was a skilled drawer, he used his talent in the conception of each work, making many sketches from which he later chose the best. He found the inspiration for his work in the ancient civilizations of Africa, South America, Asia and his works show his constant awareness of the sacred, transcending all forms of formal religious worship. This polarity can be found in the naming of families of sculptures, individual exhibitions from 1951 in Brussels and other Belgian cities and towns, as well as Lyon, Hanover, Paris, and Munich. An important retrospective exhibition of his work was held in 1986 in the Royal Museum of Mariemont, posthumous exhibitions, The Centre Culturel de l’Yonne in Avallon, France in 1993. The Musée du Grès in St-Amand-en-Puisaye, France in 2007, Antoine de Vinck participated in numerous collective exhibitions in most European countries, as well as in South Africa, Canada and Japan. Many of his works were bought by the Belgian State, by museums, several of his works can be seen in the permanent collection of the Musée du Cinquantenaire in Brussels
15. Jan Yoors – Jan Yoors was a Flemish-American artist, photographer, painter, sculptor, writer, filmmaker, and tapestry creator. Yoors fled to London after the war where he lived with his wife Annebert and it is at this point that Yoors began to design tapestries and set up a tapestry studio with his wife Annebert and Marianne. In 1950 he moved to New York, traveling there under the guise of a journalist, the following year, Annebert and Marianne joined and the three set up the Jan Yoors Studio. In New York, Yoors befriended numerous figures in the art and he received commissions from corporations such as Bank of America, and J. P. Morgan, and private collectors. His work was seen in exhibitions across the United States. In New York in the 50s, Yoors also continued his passion for photography,1922, Yoors is born in Antwerp to Eugeen Yoors, a famed stained glass-artist who studied painting under Gustave Moreau, and Magda Peeters, a human rights activist, both of them Catholic pacifists. 1934, At the age of twelve Yoors first encounters a kumpania of Rom on the outskirts of Antwerp, upon becoming friends with Putzina and his father Pulika, the Rom adopt Yoors. 1934 -1939, Yoors splits his time between the Rom and his parents home, often traveling long distances to find his Rom family. In 1939 Pulika sets up a marriage for Yoors with a Rom girl, though Yoors decides to leave, Yoors studies sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. On his way to the UK, Yoors is recruited by the French Resistance to co-opt the Rom, smuggling food and arms into Belgium, France, 1941-42, Yoors attends the École nationale supérieure darchitecture et des arts décoratifs in Brussels. 1943, Yoors is arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to death,1944, Yoors joins Belgian forces in the UK. 1946, Yoors marries Annebert van Wettum with whom he has corresponded since age 11, the two move to London and set up a studio at 27 Holland Park Avenue W.11. Here, Yoors begins sculpting and becomes fascinated by weaving after seeing an exhibition of French medieval, Yoors is a frequent contributor to the Gypsy Lore Societys journal in London. Yoors studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, from, 1947-1948 Anneberts childhood friend Marianne Citroen joins them in London, also learning to weave. Nadara, the first of the tapestries, is completed. The Archer Gallery in London organizes the first exhibition of Yoorss work in tapestry, in 1949 the Eighth Annual Exhibition of Catholic Art at the Royal Institute of British Architects includes Yoorss work. In 1950, Yoors travels to New York for what was meant to be a stay as a journalist. Both tapestries and gouaches depicting biblical scenes are included,1951, Marianne and Annebert join him in New York, the three live and work at 96 Fifth Avenue