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James Ensor

1860-1949 Belgium/Impressionism


Brief Biography-James Ensor was born in Ostend in 1860. He studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. Ensor spent his entire life in Ostend, making only a few short trips abroad. His style was a mixture of expressionism, fauvism, surrealism, and symbolism, which initially came under harsh criticism. However, later Ensor became a highly revered artist in Belgium and Germany. One of his many notable admirers whom he strongly influenced was the German painter Emil Nolde.


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man of sorrow

man of sorrow

the good judges

he good judges

the dejected

the dejected lady

christs entry into

christs entry into brussels