Herman Verbaere is a Belgian artist who was born in 1905 in Wetteren and who passed away in 1993 in Zottegem. He was a painter, draftsman, watercolorist, lithographer, and designer of posters and stamps. Education at the Academy in Wetteren under the direction of P. Böss and at the Academy in Ghent under the direction of De Boever and O. Coddron. He was mainly inspired by the Flemish villages and the Scheldt, but also by the Kempen, the coast and Zeeland. From the press: "It is especially with the music of his nimble lines that he suggests the beautiful silhouette of a tower, or the picturesque of an old farmhouse roof" and "H.V. is undoubtedly the poet of the Scheldt, who combines a striking brushing skills with his innate sense of proper page arrangement". (G.V.S.) Gifted colourist who makes the colors sing delicately and poetically. Worked as a painter with broad brushstrokes but the paint layer became thinner over the years. Also gained fame as a designer of tourist posters. Was a teacher at the Academy in Wetteren. Work in the Museum in Ghent, among others. Mentioned in CRICK, BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Piron.