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Hoeydonck, Paul van

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Hoeydonck, Paul van

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in Antwerp.

Painter, sculptor.

Van Hoeydonck studied at the institute for the history of art and archaeology in Antwerp, but was self-taught as an artist and sculptor. He lives and works in Wynegem. He started out as a still-life artist, then developed towards abstraction and finally practised assemblage art. He used existing objects from everyday life, such as mannequins' faces or even their disembodied arms and legs: he assembled these - sometimes piled up together - in the style of Arman, in order to bring out their symbolic potential....

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Subjects: Painting ; Sculpture and Carving ; 20th-Century Art

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