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Jef Geys

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Martin Douven, Jef Geys at MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp September 9th, 2011 - December 31st, 2011
Posted 12/17/11

Martin Douven (1898-1973), a self-taught painter from Leopoldsburg, started selling his own small paintings in 1928. He later taught his children and others to paint in a form of mass production. After the war his company expanded into a factory making both paintings and frames that employed two hundred people and exported worldwide. As a boy, Jef Geys was at school with one of Douven’s sons, and this gave him the opportunity to see the workings of the factory. In the late fifties, when he... [more]

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