(b Ghent, 23 Nov. 1862; d St-Clair, Normandy, 13 Dec. 1926). Belgian painter, designer, and sculptor. In 1883 he became a founder member of the avant-garde group Les Vingt; it encouraged an interest in innovative art largely through contact with France, and Rysselberghe, who met Seurat in Paris, became the leading Belgian exponent of Neo-Impressionism. He moved to Paris in 1898 and became friendly with the Symbolist circle of writers and artists: his painting A Reading (1903, Mus.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)