|born on||14 January 1852 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )|
|Place||Antwerp, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25|
|Timezone||LMT m4e25 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||23°55' 04°27 Asc. 14°47'|
Belgian sculptor. He studied at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts, and was a pupil of Jean Geefs. His first work, War, was exhibited in 1871, and was followed by a long series of humorous groups, including Children dancing, Say Good Morning, The Lucky Number and; An Accident (1875). He then went to Paris, where he executed The Beggar and The Blini Pauper for the Belgian salons, and produced The Kiss (1881), generally regarded as his masterpiece. After visiting Italy, where he was much impressed by the works of Jean Boulogne, he showed a strong predilection for effects of force and motion.
Other notable works include his Brabo fountain in Antwerp (1886), Robbing the Eagles Eyrie (1890), Drunkenness(1893), The Triumph of Woman, The Bitten Faun (which created a great stir at the Exposition Universelle at Liegein 1905), and The Human Passions, a colossal marble bas-relief, elaborated from a sketch exhibited in 1889. Of his numerous busts may be mentioned those of Hendrik Conscience, and of Charles Buls, the burgomaster of Brussels. He died on 6 June 1908.
Taeger quotes Lescaut, B.C via Luc de Marre
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist