|Paul Delvaux was born in Antheit on September 23, 1897 and deceased in Veurne on July 20 1994. He was a belgian painter and drawer, he studied at the Brussels Academy and his first works were realistic compositions (figures and landscapes). Around 1936 he started to make paintings which ware classical of shape and surrealistic in spirit. This under the influence of René Magritte and Giorgio de Chirico.|
Delvauxs’ work can be found in the 'Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België' in Brussels, the 'Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten' in Antwerp, the museum of the 'Stichting Paul Delvaux' in Sint-Idesbald (Koksijde), the 'Musée des Beaux-Arts' in Bergen (Mons), the Museum 'Boijmans Van Beuningen' in Rotterdam, the Tate Gallery in London, the 'Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum' in Hannover and in het Museum of Modern Art in New York.
|Elie François Hellenbosch was the fourth mayor of Leopoldsburg (24/04/1885 until 1891).|
He was born in Diest on December 1, 1843 and died in Leopoldsburg on August 28, 1910.
|Baker Englebert Adang was since 1870 town councillor and in 1882 he was elected as alderman. He was a member of the ‘library of the people’ an the ‘office of prosperity’. After his death in 1884 he left half of his belongings to the ‘office of prosperity’ by wil. To honour this the former Noorderlaan was renamed to Englebert Adanglaan.|
|James Ensor was born in Ostend on April 13 1860 and died there on November 19 1949. He was a belgian painter, drawer and etcherand an important representative of symbolism. As the son of a british father and belgian mother he grew up in a suburban enviroment; his grandmother had a little souvenirshop, which inspired him to make his stil lifes and masks.|
Ensor also was a portraitist, caricaturist and a masterful drawer and etcher.
|Ferdinand Van Bael was born in Genk on November 18, 1921. The young Fernand died on December 8, 1944 in the concentration camp ‘Groß-Rosen’ in Germany.|