Henry van de Velde

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Birthday
3, 1863
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Oct 15, 1957 (94)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1863
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Oct 15, 1957 (94)

About

A pioneer of Art Nouveau in Belgium and designer of the Boekentoren, the library of Ghent University. He was also a painter and interior designer.

Before Fame

He studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts with the famed Charles Verlat, after which he went to Paris to enroll in Carolus-Duran. He was influenced by the neo-impressionist style of Paul Signac and Georges Seurat.

Trivia

His first design was his own house located in Ukkel--Bloemenwerf--which was fashioned after the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Family Life

His family was residing in Antwerp when he was born. He married Maria Sethe in 1894.

Associated With

His painting was influenced by Vincent Van Gogh after he saw an exhibition of the artist's work at Lex XX.