Roger Hebbelinck was a Belgian artist who was born in Brussels in 1912 and who died there in 1987. He was a painter, etcher, watercolorist and cinematographer. Education at the Academy in Brussels under Bastien, Delville, Van Strydonck, Stevens and Mathieu and at the Academy in Ixelles under Omer Dierckx. At the Academy of Brussels he was taught watercolor painting by I. van Mens and engraving by J. van Santen. He etched a large number of picturesque city corners in historic towns. He provided the etchings for the book Les Villages Illusoires by E. Verhaeren. As a filmmaker, he made the documentary La Naissance d'une Eau-forte, which won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and a documentary about the construction of the Atomium. Before the war, he set up an etching printing studio as a visual artist and etched many picturesque cityscapes in Belgium. He also etched and watercolored in the Netherlands (Bergen op Zoom) and the south of France and Spain. Also special are his color etchings that he made after works by his colleagues V. de Saedeleer and A. Saverys. He signed it with the pseudonym "Belin". Often visited the studios of La Patte and L'Effort. Started in 1932 with his own studio for graphics and printing etchings. Best known for his hundreds of color etchings, mostly village and town views. Illustrated, among others, Les villages illusoires by Em. verhaeren. Also worked under the pseudonym Belin. From the press: “As an accurate observer, R.H. his whole soul in the rendering of his subjects which he manages to capture with great precision, but which also bear witness to a poetic vision. He masters his technique in an exemplary way and thus fits in with the tradition of etching practiced by Ensor and De Bruycker. His painting, however, leans again towards post-symbolism, apart from the surrealistic visual language. The entire oeuvre of R.H. shows that he is again and again fascinated by human existence in general and the environment to which the fate of the individual is connected in particular, which can be a city (Rome, Bruges) as well as the countryside or villages in Italy or Spain.” As a cinematographer and director of Naissance d'une eau-forte and in collaboration with E. Salu Atomium. Mentioned in Artists and Galleries 1997, in its fourth (2000) and fifth edition (2004), BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (Source: Piron, Wikipedia).