Belgische fauvist Edmond de Meulenaere

de Meulenaere Edmond

Edmond De Meulenaere was a Belgian artist who was born in 1884 in Koekelberg/Brussels and who died in 1963 in Uccle. He was a painter and draftsman. Education at the Academy in Brussels. Became a war volunteer in 1914 and then painted front scenes. Subsequently, landscapes, marines, still lifes, figures were created. Found the inspiration for his landscapes especially in the area of ​​Uccle. Worked in broad strokes and colorful surfaces, thus somewhat leaning towards Brabant Fauvism. From the press: 'Impressionist, but especially neo-impressionist: his penchant for freedom and independence is mainly expressed in his remarkable use of color. The painting of E.D.M. is above all an externalization of his temperament, the reflection of his independent soul? What touches him is painted, as he sees it without worrying about which movement or school the critics will classify him again' and 'He was mainly a landscape painter. But he also had an eye for moody corners, for everyday scenes. The landscapes of Uccle and Linkebeek appealed to him most. Through most of his works one can still discern the rebelliousness of his youth, a yearning for independence, a pursuit of externality that stayed with him all his life.' Often added a windmill as a logo to his signature. Mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (piron)