Belgian painter and printmaker, most well known for his role in the Cobra group and vigorous Abstract Expressionist style.
Trained at the École Supérieure d´Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs, became actively associated with the Cobra group of artists, before moving to Paris, in 1951, to study printmaking. His works are strongly influenced by Japanese calligraphy, as well as expressive abstraction. This Belgian artist is amongst the most recognized artists from his country and has gained significant recognition, internationally.
A major retrospective exhibit of his works was held at the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, in Pittsburgh, in 1977.
MUSEUMS AND COLLETCIONS:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco San Francisco, U.S.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington D.C., U.S.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Argentina.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS Madrid, Spain.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Brussels, Belgium.