Van Neste, Alfred

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Van Neste, Alfred Gender: M
Alfred Joseph Auguste Van Neste
born on 4 March 1874 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Bruges, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14
Timezone LMT m3e14 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°53 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 17°01'


Belgian painter, engraver, landscape painter, illustrator and designer of posters and book covers.

He was a nephew and disciple of Florimond Van Acker (1858-1940). He studied at the kunstacadamies Bruges and Antwerp and was later a teacher there.

He painted picturesque sites in Bruges and Antwerp and in Brittany and Venice. He designed graphics for processions.

He became the most famous poster designer from Antwerp and also made designs for stamps, costumes and books. He illustrated the book "De Leeuw van Vlaanderen" (The Lion of Flanders) by Hendrik Conscience (1912) and designed the book covers for three books by Guido Gezelle in Amsterdam.

He died in Uccle in 1969.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Van Acker, Flori (born 16 April 1858). Notes: Acker was Neste's uncle


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1969

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 261 from the online Bruges archives: "om vier ure en half 's morgens" (at four-thirty in the morning).


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Designer of posters, stamps, costumes, book covers)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher