The Artist Birthday Series

Fernand Khnopff

Fernand Khnopff: painter Hi there. We are on vacation from September 5th, until September 19, 2016. But the Artist Birthday Series continues! Albeit, much shorter. 🙂 Thank you so much for your continued interest in this project. When we return from our magical, mystery excursion…I’m sure there will ever-so-interesting be stories to be told. Wishing… Read More Fernand Khnopff

The Artist Birthday Series

Xavier Mellery

Xavier Mellery: painter Xavier Mellery (9 August 1845, Laken – 4 February 1921, Brussels) was a Belgian Symbolist painter. The son of a gardener at the Royal Palace at Laeken, Xavier Mellery initially worked with the painter-decorator Charles Albert before attending the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts from 1860 to 1867. There his teachers included… Read More Xavier Mellery

The Artist Birthday Series

Rik Slabbinck

Rick Slabbinck, painter Rik Slabbinck (3 August 1914 – Bruges, 19 July 1991 ) was a Belgian painter who, by incorporating the color palette of the Fauvists, the brush freedom of the Post Impressionists, and the subject matter of traditional painting, left the world a collection of artworks that beautifully express his unique vision. Rik Slabbinck was… Read More Rik Slabbinck

The Artist Birthday Series

Peter Paul Rubens

Today’s Artist Birthday: Peter Paul Rubens Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most famous and successful European artists of the 17th century, and is known for such works as “The Descent from the Cross,” “Wolf and Fox Hunt” and “The Garden of Love.”  He was one of the most celebrated and prolific artists… Read More Peter Paul Rubens

The Artist Birthday Series

Paul Joostens

Today’s Artist Birthday: Paul Joostens Paul Joostens (18 June 1889 – 24 March 1960 ) was a quirky Antwerp painter , illustrator and creator of collages . He was briefly an impressionist, after that he dabbled in being a symbolist, futurist, cubist, surrealist, Dadaist, anarchist, nihilist and finally existentialist. He took a special place in… Read More Paul Joostens