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Divisionistic George Morren

Divisionistic George Morren - Lyklema Fine Art

Belgian artist George Morren (Ekeren 1868-1941 Brussels) was the son of a grain merchant and received his first painting lessons in Antwerp from Emile Claus. He fled the conformist teaching system of the Antwerp academy and continued his studies in Paris under Eugène Carrière and Alfred Roll. It was in this city that he became acquainted with neo-impressionism.

Upon returning to Belgium, George Morren primarily painted divisionist pointillist paintings. Later, he transitioned to creating more Luminist works. He exhibited with the Antwerp art groups Als Ik Kan and Association pour l'Art. After the turn of the century, Morren mainly painted interiors and portraits of young women in a style somewhat reminiscent of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, especially his early works. Later, the play of light became increasingly important.

In 1904, George Morren, along with James Ensor and Georges Lemmen among others, founded the group Vie et Lumière. He served as secretary of this artists' association. Morren lived in St. Germain-en-Laye in France for about twenty years. Towards the end of the 1920s, he returned to Belgium and settled in Brussels.

George Morren also created sculptures and applied art. His designs in the field of applied art were part of various Italian exhibitions at the beginning of the twentieth century.

At the time of his death, he was preparing for a retrospective exhibition at the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels, which opened in April 1942, a year after his death.

A L'harmonie 1891
Le Renouveau - 1892
De Opschik 1903 KMSK
Twee meisjes 1907 KMSK
1930 KMSKA
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