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Willems, Florentlocked

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 8 January 1823, in Liège; died October 1905, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

Painter, draughtsman, art restorer, decorative artist. Portraits, genre scenes. Designs for carpets and furniture.

Florent Willems studied at the Mechelen academy and first exhibited in 1840. He went to Paris in 1844 and settled there. He soon became known as a talented restorer and painter and was commissioned to restore Raphael's ...

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