Oil on canvas 600 x 730 mm Signed on the bottom right
E.L.T. Mesens, Brussels Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp Private collection Laszlo Collection, Basel
Xavier Cannone, 7 Arts, 1922-1928, Gallery Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, 2017, p. 82-83 ill.
Painter, writer. After studies at the art academies of Molenbeek and Brussels, he comes in contact with the editors of the 7 Arts review, becoming one of the young defenders of 'pure plasticism'. He gradually detaches himself from 7 arts, and in 1926 founds the group Humanisme together with Réne Bart. Thereafter he seeks contact with the Brussels surrealist group, but is soon banished from their circle.