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Monday, 4 September 2017

JORIS MINNE



A few years ago I made some drawings around Lutje's home. Standing next to her PC is this fine wood carving of her mother.  It was made by an artist unknown to me, Joris Minne, 1897 -  1988.

He was born in Ostend but grew up in Antwerp, Lutje's home city. He studied at the Bercham Academy of Fine Arts.  He is known for the revival of wood engraving in Belgium, making this cover for an art magazine he co-founded in September 1919


Shipping in Antwerp?


"O" is for olifant - a children's book illustration

In 1939 he turned to sculpture, mostly in wood 




   This small oak figure dates from 1988, the year of his death



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