Biography

1938

Born in Ostend (Belgium).

1958

First expression (oil painting).

1959

Awarded in the Talens Prize Competition, Brussels. First group exhibition.

1960

Awarded in the Art of Painting Prize, West-Flanders.

1963

Awarded in the Jeune Peinture Belge Competition.

1964

First personal exhibition at the Casino of Blankenberge.

1965

Exhibits at "The Mansfield Fine Arts Guild", Mansfield, Ohio (U.S.A.).

1966

Awarded in the L. Schmidt Prize Competition, Brussels.
For the first time assembled sculptures are shown at the Korrekelder, Bruges.

1968

Sculptures totem figures and totem pole-like constructions in oak.

1969

Wins the first prize at the 9th Biennial for sculpture in Vorst (Brussels)
Receives a medal of the Brabant province.
Edition of an art paperback about his work (by A.Van Wiemeersch-Gent).

1970

Last oil paintings. Dedicates himself to sculpting.
Got granted a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture.
Travels through France, Switzerland and Germany.
Studies the art of Black Africa, Australia and the Pacific. That art will always fascinate him.

1972

Creates some statues in bronze and tin.
Solo exhibition at the Numaga Gallery, Auvernier (Switzerland).

1974

December: Makes study tour around Moscow (Russia).

1975

The themes of his sculptures - fertility, birth and growth of man, animal and plant - gradually acquire their significance.

1976

Completes the "Tree of Life", a 6.5m high monumental work of art in concrete and bronze, that is adorning the municipal cemetry at Ostend.

1978

One-man exhibition at Galerie La Cité, Luxemburg.

1979

Got granted a scholarship by the Ministry of Flemish Culture to travel to New York (USA).

1981

Art paperback, written by Frank Edebau and Marcel van Jole, published by Arte and Biblio Press (Geneva, Paris, Antwerp).

1985

Production of a film "Stereo-gnosis" under the auspices of the Flemish Community (director: Jean Mil, music: François Glorieux).
Exibits in Gordes (France) at the Municipal Museum, Aumônerie Saint-Jacques.

1990

Shows at the Venetian Loggia in Heraklion (Crete).

1991

Exhibition in the "Brakke Grond", the Flemish Cultural Centre in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

1992

Shows at the Langenberg Gallery, Amsterdam.
Summer exhibition in Gordes (France) at the "Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs".
Paints large size gouaches.
Monograph n° 14, written by Jaak Fontier and published by the Willemsfonds, Gent.

1993

Exhibits at the ARTS Centre, ART Museum in Seoul (South-Korea).
Shows at the House of Osterrieth, on the occasion of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europa.
Exhibition at R.W.E. Aktiengesellschaft, Brussels.
Monograph by Marcel van Jole, published by Roularta Art Books.

1994

Shows at Group 2 Gallery, Brussels.

1995

Exhibits at Adrian David Gallery, Knokke - Zoute.
Acrylics exhibited in in Gordes.

1996

Third one-man exhibition in Gordes at the "Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs".

1997

Designs gold jewels (unique pieces): pendants, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets and earrings.
Stays and works in paris at the Cit é Internationales des Arts.

1998

"Hope", a 2.5m high bronze sculpture is erected in the Leopold Park in Ostend.
Art project in a studio in Montmartre (Paris).

1999

Creates a bronze sculpture "1 three 1" in cooperation with Hubert Minnebo and Willy Bosschem, in aid of Lions Club Ostend.

2000

Participates in Euroworld, Euro-point, Frankfurt (Germany), Cat.
Designs wine label for LIRAC and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

2001

Spends 4 months in a studio of the Cité International des Arts in Paris.
Paints 13 murals,spread over 5 floors, in the Rehablilitation centre I.M.B.O. in Ostend.
Creates an oak box for the exhibition Box 51, organized by the Fifty One Club of Ostend.

2002

Exhibits at Van Campen & Rochus Gallery, Antwer Participates in the 1st Bienial for sculpture in the Musée Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer (France), Cat.
Designs woollen and silk tapestries.
Paints mural (350 x 110 cm) in Pier A, the new departure hall of Brussels International Airport, Cat.

2003

"Gevleugelde", a 3.20 m high oak sculpture, is erected in Brussels International Airport, Zaventem
New monography by Hugo Brutin published by Lannoo

2004

Installation of a bronze sculpture (3m H), "Reborn"in front of the building B.Z.I.O. Ostend.
Art at table designed an under-plate "dinning at Ostend"
Exhibits at St-Jorispand, Elzenveld, Antwerp

2005

Exhibits at Waasmunster, Castle Blauwendael and Cityparc
Exhibits Cuesta 2005, Art Center Stroming, Berlare

2006

Exhibits at Berlare Art center "Stroming"
exhibition BZIO - IMBO Beach side 286 Ostend
Art at table in the restaurant "Villa Maritza"
2006 Bronze Sculpture "The Eye of Mutoh" (5m high), highway, Ostend
Steel Sculpture "Innergetic" (5m x 5m) for Latexco, Tielt

2009

Placing of sculpture "Zeilen" at seawall of Raversijde, Ostend

2010

Placing of sculpture in bronze "The Lotus Flowers", 3m H, Royal Villa, Ostend

2011

Working visit in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris
Summer exhibition in the museum-castle of Gordes-Vaucluse

2015

Placing of sculpture in corten steel "Growth" in the garden of "De Fakkel" at Bredene

2017

Placing of sculpture in corentenstaal "Lighthouse" (10m H x 14m) at the airport Ostend - Bruges