Pierre Hendrix was born in Antwerp in 1913. He died in 1995. From 1927 to 1934 he studied in his hometown at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He is best known as a landscape painter and portrait painter. As a "paysagiste" he often sought his subjects in the immediate vicinity: dirty snow, backs of rows of houses, railway crossings. Characteristic of his landscape paintings is the nostalgia, arising from the contrast between eternal and transient. "Everyday reality is viewed with loving eyes, and as a result Pierre makes them recognisably different," Anton van Wilderode once said about his good friend's landscapes, "nothing can be ugly after that".