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Internationalement reconnu comme un ma?tre de la gravure sur bois du xxe si?cle, Frans Masereel (1889-1972) est un artiste engag? dans l'histoire de son temps. Observateur du monde moderne, son oeuvre dessine les utopies d'une humanit? en marche. Ce sont des hommes et des femmes, emport?s par la force des ?v?nements, qui d?crivent des destins souvent tragiques
Route des hommes
Frans Masereel
Ghislain Olivier
Multiple languages, French, Dutch, English
Bruxelles: La lettre volée, 2006
151 p. : ill.
Publicatie naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling te Grand-Hornu (Musée des arts contemporains) van 4juni tot 13 augustus 2006
2-87317-297-5 (paperback) 9782873172978 (paperback)
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752 (SISO) Beeldende kunstenaars ; Beeldende kunstenaars (ZIZO)

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About Frans Masereel

Frans Masereel (31 July 1889 – 3 January 1972) was a Flemish painter and graphic artist who worked mainly in France, known especially for his woodcuts focused on political and social issues, such as war and capitalism. He completed over 40 wordless novels in his career, and among these, his greatest is generally said to be Passionate Journey.

Masereel's woodcuts influenced Lynd Ward and later graphic artists such as Clifford Harper, Eric Drooker, and Otto Nückel.



Frans Masereel was born in the Belgian coastal town Blankenberge on 31 July 1889, and at the age of five, his father died. His mother moved the family to Ghent in 1896. She met and married a physician with strong Socialist convictions, and the family together regularly protested against the appalling working conditions of the Ghent textile workers.

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