|Birthname||Leontius Petrus Ludovicus Spilliaert|
|born on||28 July 1881 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )|
|Place||Oostende, Belgium, 51n13, 2e55|
|Timezone||LST m4e21 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°23' 29°12 Asc. 03°22'|
Belgian symbolist painter and graphic artist, whose works in watercolour, gouache, pastel, and charcoal (often in combination) include a number of monochrome self-portraits executed in the early years of the twentieth century.
A prolific doodler and autodidact, he was predominantly a self-taught artist. Sickly and reclusive, he spent most of his youth sketching scenes of ordinary life and the Belgian countryside. When he was 21, he went to work in Brussels for Edmond Deman, a publisher of the works of symbolist writers, which Spilliaert was to illustrate. He especially admired the work of Edgar Allan Poe.
Spilliaert's expressive use of black finds parallels in the work of Odilon Redon, who was a significant influence. Frequently depicting a lone figure in a dreamlike space, Spilliaert's paintings convey a sense of melancholy and silence.
His later work shows a concentration on seascapes. He died on 23 November 1946 in Brussels.
- compare to chart of Redon, Odilon (born 20 April 1840)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (akte nr. 488).
- Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Graphic artist)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)