Mara, Pol

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Name
Mara, Pol Gender: M
Leysen, Leopold
born on 8 December 1920 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Antwerpen, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°05' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°20 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°39'



Biography

Belgian painter. His paintings of the 1940s were in the tradition of Flemish Expressionism. In the 1950s he practised an informal abstraction. Following a trip to Greece in 1961 the work became more austere. He visited the USA in 1964 and subsequently became the best-known Belgian Pop artist. He used images from the mass media, predominantly of women, often with a strongly erotic, voyeuristic flavour, and frequently introduced lesbian themes. In 1975 he made a series of murals entitled Thema for the Montgomery Metro station in Brussels. There is a museum dedicated to his work in the château at Gordes near Avignon.

He died 10 February 1998.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Luc de Jaeger

Categories

  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist

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