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Gillis Piet (1887-1965)

Piet Gillis was a Belgian artist who was born in 1887 in Lanaken/Brussels and who died in Dendermonde in 1965. He was a painter. Was born in Brussels, but grew up in Antwerp. From 1903 training at the Academy in Antwerp and at the Higher Institute in Antwerp under J. De Vriendt. Third for the Prix de Rome in 1907. Settled near Aalst and became friends with Jef Crick. Ended up in the prisoner of war camp in Soltau during the First World War. Realized figures, still lifes, flower arrangements, landscapes, river views, rural scenes. Also found inspiration in the Swiss Alps. Under the influence of F. Courtens. Realized design with broadly applied pasty layers of paint in the line of the Dendermonde School. Often found inspiration in the Aalst area. Was often described as a dreamer, a poet, who liked to escape the world and its busy hustle and bustle. His oeuvre reflects intimacy and mysticism. Was a painting teacher at the Academy in Aalst (1934-1953), drawing teacher at the Academy in Dendermonde (1949-1953). Work in the town hall in Dendermonde. Mentioned in CRICK, BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (Piron)