Rene CARCAN |
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Belgium 1925 - 1993
Brussels, February 25, 1925 – January 19, 1993
A Belgian printmaker and watercolourist.
He originally studied sculpture at the Academy of Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode under Gustave Jacobs, then, from 1941 to 1946, he studied painting at the Academy of Brussels under Jacques Maes and Léon Devos.
He started showing his drawings in Brussels in 1952. Having received a grant from UNESCO, he left for Italy, from Florence to Rome, where he was fascinated by the universe of the Etruscans, and more particularly by the chromatics and the dancing rhythm of their funerary frescoes. From then on, Tuscany and Etruria became one of his main sources of inspiration. Back in Brussels, at the instigation of his friend, the historian and poet, Philippe Roberts-Jones, he decided to turn his hand to printmaking. From 1960 to 1965, he worked in the Parisian studio of Johnny Friedländer, who taught him the techniques of colour etching. In 1963, he was a founding member of the group Cap d’Encre, along with seasoned printmakers such as Pierre Alechinsky, Gabriel Belgeonne, Francis De Bolle, Lismonde, Marc Laffineur and Gustave Marchoul. Cap d’Encre produced five Portfolios up ...
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