Artist: Camus, G.

Camus, G.

Gustave Camus, born in Châtelet on 4 April 1914 and died in Mons on 9 June 1984, Belgian expressionist painter. At the age of 14, he was trained as a house painter, but stopped this activity as soon as his art could make him live, starting in 1939. He took the drawing lessons of the sculptor Eugene Paul at the Charleroi Industrial School (1930-1934), and Leon Van den Houten at the University of Labor (1932-1937). Together with Georges Wasterlain, he founded the group 'Living art in the country Charleroi' (1933). After the war, the critics confirmed his talent and taught painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts of Mons (1951-1976), of which he will be the director
from 1961 to 1966 and from 1975 to 1976). is an impressionist (1930-1946), although he is closer to fauvism than Monet. It was after a trip to Brittany that he ushered in his second period that will mark his work deeper (1946-1950). Winner of the Grand Prix de Rome Belgium in 1940.