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Kunstwerken kopen van de Belgische kunstenaar Petrus Valckx

Valckx Petrus

Petrus Valckx was a Belgian artist who was born in 1920 in Ekeren and who died in 1996 in San Francisco. He was a Flemish painter, draftsman and pastel painter. He initially painted in an expressionist style, but later switched to hyperrealism. Petrus Valckx studied drawing at the Borgerhout drawing school from 1935 to 1942, and from 1943 he took lessons at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp with Professor Alfons van Beurden. He had to interrupt his studies because of the problems during the Second World War, but resumed them in 1947 with Professor Carl de Roover. At first he painted in an abstract neo-expressionist style, recognizable objects with a lively palette and the usual color harmonies. His subjects were figures, fishing scenes and landscapes in Flanders and Normandy. This changed after a meeting at one of his exhibitions with Marcel van Jole professor and curator at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. He asked him if he could paint in a realistic style. Of course I can, said Valcks and afterwards he made a few small works to show from Jole. He was immediately enthusiastic and started to guide Valcks and through his extensive circle of contacts he helped him place his works with collectors and museum curators. Valcks was considered one of the best Belgian artists in the early 1980s. Van Jole wrote a flattering monograph on Peter Valckx. In 1974 Valckx traveled to the United States for the first time. He began showing and selling his work worldwide to museums and collectors in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Argentina and Brazil, among others. One of his works belongs to the collection of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and his work can be found in the Rockefeller Art Center in New York, the Dimona Museum in Israel and the Museum of Greater Victoria in Canada. In 1955 he settled with his son Harry in California. He died there on October 14, 1996, about a month before the opening of an exhibition at the Paulina Rieloff Gallery at the New York Design Center. Exhibiting in New York had been his lifelong dream.[1] The exhibition continued posthumously and was followed by a major exhibition in Belgium. All exhibited works were sold. In 2010, Harrie Valckx donated six paintings by his father to the Hof De Bist Art Center in Ekeren. (Catawiki)