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Paul Hagemans (1884-1959)

Born in Antwerp, Paul Hagemans was the son of the celebrated Belgian landscape painter Maurice Hagemans (1852-1917).
Hagemans received early artistic instruction from his father but at the age of fifteen enrolled at the Academy of Antwerp.
Here he was fortunate enough to be tutored by one of the most important landscape painters of nineteenth century Belgium, Isidore Verheyden as well as receiving classes in figure painting from Herman Richir.

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Levina Teerlinc (1510-1576) | Renaissance miniaturist

Levina Teerlinc was a Flemish Renaissance miniaturist who served as a painter to the English court of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
She was the most important miniaturist at the English court between Hans Holbein the Younger and Nicholas Hilliard.
Her father, Simon Bening was a renowned book illuminator and miniature painter of the Ghent-Bruges school and probably trained her as a manuscript painter. She may have worked in her father's workshop before her marriage.

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Léon de Smet (1881-1966) Pointillist painter

Léon de Smet was a Flemish painter🎨 and the younger brother of painter Gustave de Smet (1877-1943), also a renowned painter.
He was born in Ghent, Belgium and received his artistic training at the Royal Academy of Art.
Together with his brother, he belonged to the so-called "Sint-Martens-Latem painters", a group of artists who were active around the area of the same name.

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Pol Ledent, 1952 | Abstract painter

Belgian painter🎨 Pol Ledent, self-taught painter, was born in Wallonie, french speaking part of Belgium.
He came to painting in 1989. He started with watercolor but felt rapidly that oil painting would make him progress more efficient in his search for light.
After a few years, because he was disappointed by the fact that he didn't succeed in painting good watercolors, he went to work again.

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Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946) | Symbolist painter

Léon Spilliaert, also Leon Spilliaert, was a Belgian🎨 symbolist painter and graphic artist.
Spilliaert was born in Ostend, the oldest of seven children of Léonard-Hubert Spilliaert, a perfumer, and his wife Léonie (née Jonckheere).
From childhood, he displayed an interest in art and drawing. A prolific doodler and autodidact, he was predominantly a self-taught artist.

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Pedro Salinas / Jean Delville | Sospingimi.. / Empújame..

Sospingimi, lanciami
da te, dalle tue guance,
come da isole di corallo,
a navigare, ad andare lontano
per cercarti, a cercare
fuori di te ciò che possiedi,
ciò che non mi vuoi dare.

Per rimanere sola,
inventami foreste vergini
con alberi di metallo

Jean Delville 1867-1953 - Belgian Symbolist painter
Jean Delville (Belgian Symbolist painter, 1867-1953)

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Fernand Toussaint (1873-1956) | Portrait and Figure

Post-Impressionist painter Fernand Toussaint 🎨 was equally at ease painting in all categories, from landscapes and seascapes to beautiful bouquets and still lifes, but it is in his intimate portraiture and genre paintings that we discover, according to Mario de Monchi, Toussaint as the “incontestable master of the grace and charm of the woman”.
His classical artistic schooling in drawing gave his work a certain precision, but it was Toussaint’s travels and friendships, notably in Paris and London, that influenced his choice of palette and the tender sensuality with which he endowed the paintings he most loved creating, his portraits of women.

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Jean-François Portaels | Orientalist painter

Jean-François Portaels or Jan Portaels was a Belgian🎨 painter of genre scenes, biblical stories, landscapes, portraits and orientalist subjects.
He was also a teacher and director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Ghent and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
He is regarded as the founder of the Belgian Orientalist school. He was praised in his time as the premier painter of 'everyday elegance and feminine grace'.