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Spilliaert, Léon

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Spilliaert, Léon

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1881, in Ostend; died 1946, in Brussels.

Watercolourist, pastellist, painter (gouache), draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, seascapes.


Léon Spilliaert's father ran a hairdressing and perfume business in Ostend. Léon himself studied for a short time at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Bruges before working for a publishing house in Brussels (1902-1905) and then returning to Ostend. He aligned himself with the group of independent artists known as ...

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