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Constant Permeke

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Birthplace
Antwerp, Belgium

Birth year
1886

Representing galleries
Ronny Van De Velde

Statement
Constant Permeke Biography
1886   born July 31, 1886
191   returned to Ostend
1916   moved to Chardstock in Devonshire and started painting again, mostly colorful English landscapes
1921   Permeke was able to exhibit his work in Antwerp and in Paris
1922 - 1924   Permeke regularly went to Astene, in order to cooperate with Frits Van den Berghe
1926   Permeke went to Vevey in Switzerland where he mainly painted mountain scenes
1929   he moved to Jabbeke. During this period he changed his subject: instead of the fisherman and the sea he now focused on the farmer and his land
1947 - 1948   Permeke had a big retrospective exhibition in Paris
1952   death January 4, 1952
  Belgian painter and sculptor who is considered the leading figure of Flemish expressionism.
  When World War I started, Permeke was mobilized and during the defense of Antwerp he was wounded in action near the town of Duffel
  During World War II, Permeke was forbidden to paint by the German occupiers as his art was seen by them as Entartete Kunst. Privately, things were even worse as his son Paul was arrested and sent to Germany as a forced labourer
  After the war, Permeke was appointed director of the National higher Institute and of the Royal Academy in Antwerp but after only one year he offered his resignation
Recent Exhibits

Constant Permeke participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 My Beloved, You and I
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD)
 
Feb, 2014 Fokus: Van den Berghe bis Tytgat - Flämische Expressionisten aus der Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung
Kunstmuseum Basel
 
Jul, 2013 The star alphabet of E.L.T. MESENS (1903 - 1971)
Mu.ZEE
 
Oct, 2012 Retrospective in Dialogue with Contemporary Artists
Bozar - Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles
 
Sep, 2012 A Master of Matter
Cobra Museum
 
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