Which artists are on display at Het Kunstuur?

You will see 30 masterpieces from the period 1850-1950, created by 21 Belgian artists. A prominent number of artists from the first and second Latem group are featured here. But also Mechlin, Wallonia and other regions inspired some of these masterpieces.

Naturalism, realism, luminism, impressionism, symbolism, pointillism, expressionism, fauvism and surrealism are all on display here. It was a time that yielded many art movements.

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Valerius DE SAEDELEER

° Born in Aalst on 4th August 1867

Died in Leupegem on 16th September 1941

“Both religious and bon-vivant, Breugels landscapes in the four seasons are depopulated by sublimated panoramas”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Before spring  (+/- 1908)

Winter evening (1924)

Deep Winter (+/- 1927)

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Cottage at St Martens Latem (1908)

My Neighbour’s House (1923)

The Forest in Winter (1925)

Winter landscape with hay bales (1931)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Mill in Tiegem (+/- 1911)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Old orchard in the snow (+/- 1925)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Cottage at St Martens Latem (1908)

My Neighbour’s House (1923)

The Forest in Winter (1925)

Winter landscape with hay bales (1931)

Gustave VAN DE WOESTYNE

° Born in Ghent in 2nd August 1881

Died in Uccle on 21st April 1947

“Intrigued by the Flemish Primitives and the international developments of his time, an original world full of mysticism emerges.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Azure (1928)

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Portrait of Valerius De Saedeleer (1914)

Early spring, young girl with daisies (1926)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The deliberately blind man and the cripple who teaches a child how to walk (1917)

Mother and child (1928)

Portrait of Antoine Brys (+/- 1916)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The liqueur drinkers (1922)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

The Bad Sower (1908)

Portrait of Valerius De Saedeleer (1914)

Early spring, young girl with daisies (1926)

Portrait of knight Karel Dessain, Mayor of Mechelen 1909-1944 (1929)

Gustave DE SMET

° Born in Ghent on 21st January 1877

Died in Deurle on 8th October 1943

“The ease and simplicity of man, animal, village and field around St Martens Latem”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

The blue canapé (1928)

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

The figure skater (1928)

The Tavern (1924)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Woman by the window on holiday (1935)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The figure skater (1928)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

The Mussel Eaters (1923)

The Tavern (1924)

The Wood Chopper (1928)

Léon DE SMET

° Born in Ghent on 20th July 1881

Died in Deurle on 9th September 1966

“Half a century of carefree enjoyment of sparkling impressionism.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Adornment (1910)

Woman with a Green Blouse (1914)

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

In The Garden (Mrs De Smet and friend) (1913)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Mother and child (1907)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Pink harmony (1912)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

In The Garden (Mrs De Smet and friend) (1913)

Louise (1916)

Jenny MONTIGNY

° Born in Ghent on 8th December 1875

Died in Deurle on 31st October 1937

“A wilful painter of flowers, children and mothers. As a woman, she was a unicorn in a world dominated by men”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Jules-Toussaint De Sutter at the piano (1912)

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Children at the school ground in Deurle (year unknown)

Classroom in Deurle (+/- 1920)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Children in the flower garden (1927)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Children playing in the snow (1910)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Children at the school ground in Deurle (year unknown)

Classroom in Deurle (+/- 1920)

Rik WOUTERS

° Born in Mechelen on 21th August 1882

Died in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) on 11th July 1916


"Immortalizing the ever-worshipped Nel and their humble world, time and time again in a whirl of light and colour.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Nel nude in a wicker chair (1911)

Self-portrait with palette in blue (1912)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Study of nudity, woman with hairdo (+/- 1912)

Woman in front of a red curtain (1912)

Afternoon in Amsterdam (1915)

Woman sitting by the window, portrait of  Duerinckx (1915)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Madam Moreau-Wouters (1912)

Self-portrait with the black eye patch (1915)

Emile CLAUS

° Born in Sint-Eloois-Vijve on 27th September 1849

Died in Astene on 14th June 1924

“Pope of light, shadows are expelled by rays of sun in his Lys river valleys.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Cockfighting in Flanders (1882)

Return from the fields (1891)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The communicants (1893)

Reflection of the light in the morning on the Thames in London (1918)

The golden sun (1922)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Return from the fields (1891)

Girls in the field (1892)

Cockfighting in Flanders (1882)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Flax Meadows in Flanders (1887)

The Hay Girl (1896)

Théo VAN RYSSELBERGHE

° Born in Ghent on 23rd November 1862

Died in Le Lavandou (France) on 14th December 1926

“Dotted landscapes and portrait, beaming with light and life, the Belgian pointillist.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

The Bathing Ladies (+/- 1920)

The retired model (1924)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

A view on the Isle of Levant from Cap Benat (1893)

Portrait of Emile Verhaeren in his study, Mill Street in Sint-Joost-ten-Node (Brussel) (1892)

The red sail (1910)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The retired model (1924)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

The Bathing Ladies (+/- 1920)

Constant PERMEKE

° Born in Antwerp on 31st July 1886

Died in Ostend on 4th January 1952

“In dark but warm earthlike colours, mere peasants and fishermen become powerful, robustly sculptured giants.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

The farewell (1948)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Motherhood (+/- 1924)

The butcher (1916)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Standing nudity (jaartal onbekend)

The wiedster (1931)

The farewell (1948)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

The fisherman and his wife (1922)

The black bread (1923)

Frits VAN DEN BERGHE

° Born in Ghent on 3rd April 1883

Died in Ghent on 23rd September 1939

“An intellectual compromise between colourful satire, bizarre dreams and visionary nightmares.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

The besieged Poet (1929)

Self-portrait with skull (1938)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The painter (1916)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Obsession (1919)

The life (1924)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

René de Clerq at the piano (1920)

Sunday (1924)

The besieged Poet (1929)

Self-portrait with skull (1938)

Albert SERVAES

° Born in Ghent op 4th April 1883

Died in Luzern (Switzerland) on 19th April 1966

"His melancholic figures of Christ form a hinge between symbolism and expressionism."

 

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Putting the dead in coffins (1920)

Funeral service (1920)

Funeral procession (1920)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Putting the dead in coffins (1920)

Funeral service (1920)

Funeral procession (1920)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Christ on the cross (1922)

Albert SAVERYS

° Born in Deinze on May 12th1886

† Died inPetegem on April 29th 1964

"The Leie, a constant in the life and work of the artist during the interbellum period."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Rootbakken (1921)

Prosper DE TROYER

° Born in Destelbergen on 26th December 1880

Died in Duffel op 1st juni 1961

“Powerfully crafted paintings in extravagant colours, often infused with quirks.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Miner with accordion (1928)

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

The Blonde Catherine (1936)

The dead cardinal (1926)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The butcher (1925)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The history of milk (1927)

The dead cardinal (1926)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

The Blonde Catherine (1936)

Jean BRUSSELMANS

° Born in Brussels on 13th June 1884

Died in Dilbeek on 9th January 1953

"Between Brussels and Ostend."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Mansard II (1939)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Lighthouse in Ostend  (1936)

Floris JESPERS

° Born in Borgerhout on 18th March 1889

Died in Antwerp on 16th April 1965

“A man from Antwerp in Ostend."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Moonstruck man (1926)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Marc greets things in the morning." (1925-1926)

Hello Ostend (1926)

James ENSOR

° Born in Ostend on 13th April 1860

Died in Ostend on 19th November 1949

“With an enigmatic, colourful oeuvre, full of grotesque figures, in a never-ending battle against a conceited, self-complacent Bourgeoisie” 

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

My dead mother (1915)

View of Mariakerke (1901)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Afternoon in Ostend (1881)

Ensor and the masks (1935)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The drunks (1883)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Pierrot and the skeletons (1905)

Paul DELVAUX

° Born in Wanze on 23rd September 1897

Died in Veurne on 20th July 1994

“Surrealism with a touch of poetry."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Skeletons in conversation (1944)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The town at dawn (1940)

René MAGRITTE

° Born in Lessen on 21st November 1898

Died in Schaarbeek on 15th August 1967

“Surrealist from the same calibre as Miro, Ernst and Dali."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

The depths of pleasure (1947)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following work:

Olympia (1948)

Léon SPILLIAERT

° Born in Ostende on July 28th 1881

† Died in Brussel on November 23th 1946

"A very individual style that cannot be classified in any art movement."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Girls with white stockings (1912)

Pierre PAULUS DE CHATELET

° Born in Châtelet on March 16th 1881

† Died in Brussels on August 17th 1959

"Painter of the mines and industry in the Borinage."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Miner (year unknown)

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Maternity (1912)

Firmin BAES

° Born in Sint-Joost-ten-Node on April 19th1874

† Died in Elsene on December 4th 1943

"Portraits and landscapes with an eye for detail and realism."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Portrait of Sophie Willstädter (1903)

The return of the Prodigal Son (1897)

Evarist DE BUCK

° Born in Sint-Amandsberg on January 2nd 1892

† Died in Lovendegem on June 26th 1974

"Painter of poetic Leie landscapes, peasant life and religious art."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Family Portrait (+/-1925)

Self-portrait (1918)

Waterpret bij de tempelhoeve (1918)

Charles DEGROUX

° Born in  Komen (France) on August 25th 1825

† Died in Brussels on March 30th 1870

"A Frenchman living in Belgium, pioneer of social realism."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

The Eviction (year unknown)

Henry DE GROUX

° Born in Sint-Joost-ten-Node on September 15th 1866

† Died in Marseille (France) on January 12th 1930

"Mad or genius admirer of Napoleon, Beethoven and Wagner?"

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Austerlitz (+/- 1896)

Victoir LECLERCQ

° Born in Zinnik on Oktober 13th 1896

† Died in een concentration camp in Germany in 1945

"Gave shelter to Juan, ‘niño de la guerra’, and to Jews."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Juan (1936)

Jakob SMITS

° Born in Rotterdam (Nederlanths) on July 9th 1855

† Died in Achterbos (Mol) on February 15th 1928

"Dutchman who fell in love with the Kempen and became a Belgian."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

The soldiers pass by (1918)

Eugeen VAN MIEGHEM

° Born in Antwerpen on Oktober 1st 1875

† Died in Antwerpen on March 24th 1930

"Chronicler of the hard life in the port of Antwerp around 1900."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 4 (16/05/22 - 30/11/22) you can see the following works:

Ode to the Port of Antwerp (1925)

Léon NAVEZ

° Born in Mons on 5th July 1900

Died in Oudergem on 27th August 1967

“Apprentice of Anto Carte with whom he founded Nervia."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The betrothed (1930)

The painter and his models (1926)

Anto CARTE

° Born in Mons on 8th December 1886

Died in Elsene on 13th February 1954

“Everyday religion and life in mysteriously still scenes.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Fishermen by the quay (1927)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The pilgrimage to Saint Mary's of the Sea (1926)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Fishermen by the quay (1927)

Constantin MEUNIER

° Born in Etterbeek on 12th April 1831

Died in Elsene on 4th April 1905

“He gave fathers, dock workers and miners a place in the arts."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Funeral of a trappist (+/- 1860)

Alfred BASTIEN

° Born in Elsene on 16th September 1873

Died in Ukkel on 7th June 1955

“Front painter under the watchful eye of king and queen."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Dead Canadian officer (1918)

Léon FREDERIC

° Born in Schaarbeek on 26th August 1856

Died in Schaarbeek on 27th January 1940

“The daily farm life in realistic scenes of nature."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The betrothed (+/- 1885)

Modest HUYS

° Born in Olsene Zulte on 25th October 1874

Died in Zulte on 30th January 1932

“Painter of the rural life between Leie and the Flemish Ardennes."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Spring in Brakel (1908)

Hubert MALFAIT

° Born in Astene on 25th December 1898

Died in Sint-Martens-Latem on 15th September 1971

“Expressionist from the third-generation group of Latem."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

Woman on a bicycle (1927)

Jan VAN BEERS

° Born in Lier on 27th March 1852

Died in Fay-aux-Loges (France) on 17th November 1927

“Flamboyant in the mundane circles of Paris, forgotten today."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 (16/10/21 - 30/04/22) you could have seen the following works:

The fallen star (1874)

Isidore VERHEYDEN

° Born in Antwerp on January 24th 1846

† Died in Elsene on November 1st 1905

"Painter of realistic landscapes from the coast to the Kempen."

 

At Het Kunstuur Hasselt 1 (03/04/22 - 09/01/23) you can see the following works:

Aalvangst te Genck (1905)

Oscar VERPOORTEN

° Born in Antwerp on 19th July 1895

Died in Antwerp on 27th February 1948

"Traditionally painted city, port views and portraits, intricately crafted by the inventive lighting of certain elements."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

Picknick by the Scheldt (1927)

Xavier MELLERY

° Born in Laken on 9th August 1845

Died in Laken on 4th February 1921

"A life of asceticism and meditation, surrounded by a mother and four sisters."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The dance (1888)

Eugène LAERMANS

° Born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek on 22nd October 1864

Died in Brussels on 22nd February 1940

"Impressive canvases portraying an indictment against miserable living conditions of the proletariat, in cities and in rural areas.”

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The Dead man (1904)

Going home (1904)

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 1 (19/11/19 - 31/01/21) you could have seen the following works:

The Drunk (1898)

Alfred OST

° Born in Zwijndrecht on 14th February 1884

Died in Antwerp on 9th October 1945

"Designing a poster as art."

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

The tenor and the soprano (+/- 1910)

Anna Boch

° Born in Saint-Vaast on 10th February  1848

Died in Elsene on 23rd February 1936

"A woman from the high bourgeois who paints." 

 

At Het Kunstuur Mechlin 2 (13/02/21 - 30/09/21) you could have seen the following works:

Quay in Mechelen (1906)