Antwerpian Expressionists

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A group of Flemish woodcuts from De Moderne Vlaamse Houtsnijkunst (1927), via F.A. Bernett Books (the book has now sold, unfortunately not to me):

01 Masereel, Un fait-divers, 1920
Masereel, Un fait-divers, 1920

02 Possibly Masereel, Melancholy, 1924
Possibly Masereel, Melancholy, 1924

03 Joris Minne, Elephant, 1922
Joris Minne, Elephant, 1922

04 Possibly Henri van Straten, Jeu de Massacre, 1925
Possibly Henri van Straten, Jeu de Massacre, 1925

05 Masereel, Les Fumees, 1920
Masereel, Les Fumees, 1920

06 Masereel, Mon livre d'heures, 1919
Masereel, Mon livre d’heures, 1919

07 Joris Minne, Transat, 1921
Joris Minne, Transat, 1921

08 Possibly Henri van Straten, Don Juan, 1925
Possibly Henri van Straten, Don Juan, 1925

09 Masereel, The Kiss, 1924
Masereel, The Kiss, 1924

10 Masereel, Un souvenir de mon pays, 1921
Masereel, Un souvenir de mon pays, 1921

11 Van den Wyngaert, Frank. De Moderne Vlaamse Houtsnijkunst, 1927

About the book:

De Moderne Vlaamse Houtsnijkunst by Frank Van den Wyngaert. 131 pp. survey of modern Flemish woodcut artists and their works, including preface by Just Havelaar, biographical material on and lists of works by Frans Masereel, Joris Minne, Henri van Straten, Jan Fr. Cantré, Valentijn van Uytvanck, Jozef Cantré, Gustaaf de Smet, and Fritz van den Berghe, profusely illustrated throughout after reproductions of graphic works and altogether 59 original woodcuts (many full page). Antwerp (De Sikkel) 1927. One of 500 copies. A scarce survey of work by the most important Flemish woodcut artists active in the first quarter of the 20th century, sumptuously illustrated with original graphic works throughout.

Also see: Interesting article about an Antwerp publication from the twenties.

Richard Sica and Neil Philip helped identify the artists. Please chime in with suggestions or corrections.


Will Schofield is the editor of 50 Watts (original name: A Journey Round My Skull) and Writers No One Reads. More from this author →