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Belgische kunstschilder Willem Delsaux

Delsaux Willem

Willem Delsaux, Willem Guillaume Delsaux was a Belgian artist born in Ixelles in 1862 and died in Grimbergen in 1945. He was a painter, watercolourist, lithographer, ceramist, sculptor and graphic artist. He gave up his law studies and opted for an artistic education at the Academy in Brussels (1878-1880), then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Painted mainly landscapes, marines, cityscapes. Often worked on the Belgian coast and in the polders of Zeeland. Realistic design with luminous, vibrating touch. Discovered that the municipality of Bouffioulx was once an important center for potters and established a small pottery workshop in an old mill. L'Escarboucle. Was commissioned to set up a ceramics course in Charleroi. One of his students, Roger Guérin, later married his daughter. Was a teacher at the Université du travail in Charleroi from 1940 to 1944. Work in the Museums in Mons, Tournai, Mechelen, among others. Mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (piron)