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(b Antheit, nr. Huy, 23 Sept. 1897; d Veurne, 20 July 1994). Belgian painter. After working in Neo-Impressionist and Expressionist manners, he discovered Surrealism in 1934 and became an instant convert, destroying much of his earlier work. He was never formally a member of the movement, and was not in sympathy with its political aims, but he became one of the foremost upholders of its tradition. Most of his paintings show nude or semi-nude women in incongruous settings.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)