BIOGRAPHY

photo © Luc Van Muylem

2015

Bibliophile production “Tegenover” together with poet Roland Jooris.

Production: Octave de Achtste.

(Ten handmade compositions and ten poems)

 

2013

Tabulae, suite of 4 Negrita prints in a linen portfolio. Edition: Graphic Matter

 

2012

Hommage, Art Ghent. Currator: Prof.Dr.Willem Elias

 

2011

Participation in the exhibition Met het oog gemeten, Academie Leon, Roborst

Acquisition of the painting Tweespraak, 2007 by the Province of East-Flanders

 

2009

Participation in the exhibition Stille Schilders, CC Hasselt

 

2008

One-manshow, Galerie Mogabgab, Beyrouth, Lebanon

 

2007

“Onemanshow” Art Brussels 2007 (gallery Fred Lanzenberg)

Guy Leclercq – monograph. Publisher Snoeck in cooperation with “De Vrienden van de Zwarte Panter”

 

2006

Art Brussels, gallery de Zwarte Panter – Antwerp

 

2005

Bibliophile production: “O Sapiens” together with poet Benno Barnard.

Production: Octave de Achtste (Five poems and five copper etches)

Art Brussels, gallery de Zwarte Panter – Antwerp

 

2004

Exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts in Brasov (RO), together with Roger Raveel and Charles Van Gisbergen.

Art Brussels, gallery de Zwarte Panter - Antwerp

 

2003

Art Brussels, gallery de Zwarte Panter - Antwerp

 

2002

Art Brussels, gallery de Zwarte Panter - Antwerp

 

2001

Exhibition “Noir d’ Anvers”, Gallery De Zwarte Panter - Antwerp

 

2000

Creates a monumental wallpainting for the meetingroom A121 in the Brussels Parliament.

 

1999

Makes an overview ehibition in the Elzenveld – St Jorispand /Antwerp

 

1998

Designs the settings for “Gelderode et ses sortileges”

Production: Théatre du Sygne. Directed by Elvire Brison.

 

1997

Designs the settings for “Bouffon de l’Eternité” (Nietzsche)

Production: Théatre du Sygne. Directed by Elvire Brison.

 

1996

Exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts in Brasov (RO)

Designs the settings for “Heldenplatz” (Thomar Bernhard), Théatre du Résidence Palace, Brussels.

 

1995

Designs the setting for “Cargo Vie” (P. de Duve). Théatre du Résidence Palace, Brussels. Directed by: Elvire Brison.

 

1994

Participation in the exhibition “Le Vent du Nord”, Lyon (France)

 

1991

Lineart, Ghent (Gallery Mercatore)

 

1990

Participates in the exhibition “Fiamminghi E Valloni: Portogruaro e l’Europa, Italy.

 

1988

Acquisition of the painting “Het Geschenk” by the museum of Elsene.

Knighted in the Order of Leopold II.

 

1982

Acquisition of two monumental paintings by the Flemish government.

 

1980

The family establishes itself in the Brugstraat 58 in Wichelen. Makes, together with Lionel Vinche, a wallpainting in Lede.

Exhibition in the gallery Levy, Hanburg (Germany).

Makes the setting for the theatreshow “Minetti” from Thomas Bernhard. Directed by: Elvire Brison. (Théatre du Sygne, Brussels)

 

1977

Exhibition in the gallery “Epoque Art Salon” in Seattle, USA.

 

1976

Makes, together with Lionel Vinche, the settings and objects for the theatre show: “Image” from Pierre-Albert Birot. Directed by: Elvire Brison (Théatre de Sygne), Workshop, Brussels.

 

1975

He gets appointed as teacher in the Rijksschool for Expressive Arts in Anderlecht.

 

1974

Designs and paints, together with Lionel Vinche, the settings for “Le dessous Des Cartes” based on a text from Paul Nougé. Directed by Elvire Brison. Production: Rideau de Bruxelles (Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels)

 

1973

Participation in “Zevenluik” from Baaigem, together with Jan Burssens, Camille D’ Havé, Karel Dierickx, Pjeroo Roobjee, Lionel Vinche and others. Dan Van Severen designed the front of the seven shutter (zevenluik)

 

1971

Birth of daughter Isabelle.

Takes part in the exhibition “Facets of young Flemish art” in the Museum of fine arts in Antwerp.

 

1970

Establishes himself in the Oudegemsebaan 8 in Oudegem.

The Flemish government acquires the painting “Woensdagmorgen”

 

1968

Establishes himself in the Kerkstraat 84 in Dendermonde.

Takes part in the happening “Electro – Poème” in the casino in Knokke, together with André Desramaux, Leo Kupper and Lionel Vinche.

 

1967

Plays the protagonist part in the shortfilm “Les gardiens”, based on a story from Jean Ray. The movie has been shown on the RTB, ORTF, the French, Swiss and French-Canadian television.

 

1966

Establishes himself in the Ramlotstraat 34 in Sint-Gillis – Dendermonde.

Meets the Brussels photographer Willy Kessels, whom becomes a good friend.

 

1965

Establishes himself the Potiaulaan in Sint-Gillis – Dendermonde

First individual exhibition in the gallery “La Madeleine” in Brussels.

Gets acquainted with several artists in the Brussels artist café “Le petit rouge”, a.o. E.L.T. Mesens

 

1964

Married Thérèse Van Hiel

 

1963

Fulfills his military service in the Leopoldskazerne in Ghent.

He gets acquainted with Lionel Vinche, who also establishes his workshop in Vlassenbroek. A large friendship is set between the two artists, who for several years will work very closely together (a.o. several wall paintings).

 

1962

Leaves Antwerp and establishes himself in Vlassenbroek, one of Baasrode’s hamlets to the dike of the river Schelde.

Opens an art gallery and an artist’s café.

 

1959

Meets René De Conick, an etch artist and decides to sign up for the etch class at the academy in Antwerp.

 

1958

Decides to leave Ghent and to sign up at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, where he takes classes from a.o. Antoon Marsboom.

Visits the worldexhibition in Brussels (Expo 58) together with Fred Bervoets and Tone Pauwels.

The exhibition: 50 years of Modern Art makes a strong impression on the young artist.

 

1957

Enters the Hoger instituut St. Lucas – Ghent, where he is taught by a.o. Gaspar De Vuyst.

 

1952

Highschool education at the college in Eksaarde and Haasrode.

 

1940

Born in Opbrakel on December 22nd.

 

 

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