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Louis Buisseret (1888 - 1956)

Louis Buisseret was born in Binche (Hainaut) in 1888.   He studied at the Mons Académie under Emile Motte and Louis Joseph Greuse, before going to Brussels where he continued his studies under Jean Delville and Herman Richir.   In 1910 he was placed second in the Painting section for the Prix de Rome, which he won the following year for Engraving.   He was much influenced by his time in Rome and Benezit Dictionary of Art (Grund 2006) records that 'He painted according to a theory he inherited from Italian painting which he described as that of "sequences" or "static compositions".'   In 1928 he was one of the founding members of the Nervia group of artists, and the following year was appointed Principal of Mons Académie;  a post he held until 1949.   He died in Brussels in 1956.

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