Dutch painter, theorist, and draughtsman. His work marks the transition at the start of the 20th century from the Hague school and Symbolism to Neo-Impressionism and Cubism. His key position within the international avant-garde is determined by works produced after 1920. He set out his theory in the periodical of ...
Belgian, 20th century, male.
Born 1895, in Mechelen.
Léon Smets studied at the academies of Antwerp and Berchem and subsequently worked in a variety of styles, including Impressionism, Abstraction and Constructivism.
Brussels (Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier, Prints Collection)
Hungarian artists’ colony founded in 1928 in Szentendre on the Danube Bend near Budapest. Its founder-members had all been pupils of István Réti, a member of the Nagybánya colony and, though designed as a centre for the creation of a national art, it soon incorporated an eclectic variety of styles, from Neo-classicism to Surrealism. Its more interesting developments came from the influence of such international movements as Constructivism and Surrealism, although in both cases these received a peculiarly Hungarian interpretation. ...