Degouve de Nuncques, William
|born on||28 February 1867 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Monthermé, France, 49n53, 4e44|
|Timezone||LMT m4e44 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||09°10' 27°48 Asc. 22°48'|
Belgian Symbolist painter whose best-known pictures, Pink House (1892), The Angels (1894), and Peacocks (1896), demonstrate the magical quality of his work. Pink House is thought to have been a major influence on Surrealism, especially the paintings of René Magritte.
In 1894 he married fellow artist Juliette Massin, who introduced him to the circle of Symbolist poets, who had a considerable influence on his style. He belonged to the avant-garde group Les XX and later exhibited at La Libre Esthétique. He travelled widely and painted views of Italy, Austria and France, often of parks at night.
He is supposed to have said "To make a painting, all you need to do is to take some paints, draw some lines, and fill the rest up with feelings."
He died on 1 March 1935, aged 68, in Stavelot.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 16) from the online Ardennes archives.
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)