Kunstwerken van de Belgische kunstenaar  Edgard Scauflaire

Scauflaire Edgard

Edgard Scauflaire was a Belgian artist born in Liège in 1893 and died there in 1960. He was a painter, draftsman and designer of carpets and mosaics. Education at the Academy in Liège conducted by A. De Witte, F. Maréchal and A. Donnay (1917-1918). Was also a journalist for Walloon magazines until 1938. Between 1924 and 1956 he made numerous trips through Europe and the United States. Stayed in Paris in 1927-1928. Realized nudes, compositions with figures, clowns, portraits, interiors, still lifes, marines and landscapes. Initially also found his inspiration in the imagination. His works reflect poetry, sophistication and intimism. The design, usually in pure lines, has an expressionistic appearance and exhibits cubist influences. Subtle tempered color palette. Also worked as a designer of cartons for carpets and wall painting. Co-founder of the Group L'Art vivant au Pays de Liège (c. 1930) and of APIAW (1945). Founded L’Atelier Libre in 1940 and realized numerous decorative paintings in Liège municipal schools together with friends. Was a member of Sélection. Work to be explored in the Museums in Brussels, Ghent, Liège, Verviers, Seraing and La Louvière. Mentioned in BAS I and Two Centuries Signatures of Belgian Artists. Source: Paul Piron, Belgian visual artists from the 19th to the 21st century.