Octave Maus

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Birthday
12, 1856
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Nov 26, 1919 (63)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1856
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Nov 26, 1919 (63)

About

Belgian author, art critic, and attorney who was a founder of L'Art Moderne, a weekly, nineteenth-century publication.

Before Fame

He was born in Brussels, Belgium. He became secretary of Les XX, a group of prominent Belgian artists, in 1884.

Trivia

He founded a Brussels artistic society called La Libre Esthetique in 1894.

Family Life

He and his wife Madeleine were close friends and neighbors of the Belgian-British composer Poldowski (Regine Wieniawski).

Associated With

His artistic organization, Les XX, sponsored an annual showcase of the work of international artists. French Impressionist painter Claude Monet took part in the group's 1886 and 1889 exhibitions.