Combaz, Ghisbert Corneille Henri Paul
Belgian, 20th century, male.
Born 1869, in Antwerp; died 1941, in Brussels.
Painter, sculptor, illustrator, poster artist. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.
Having first studied law, Ghisbert Combaz became a pupil at the academy in Antwerp and a professor at the Brussels academy. He spent most of his life in Antwerp, where he exhibited from 1886 onwards; he also exhibited in conjunction with the association of Art Nouveau artists known as the Libre Esthétique from 1897. As an art historian, he made special study of the art of the Far East. With their sinuous and undulating rhythm, the arabesques in his engravings and posters provide typical examples of the Modern Style.
Museum and Gallery Holdings
Antwerp, 10 Oct 1972: Estocade, BEF 24,000
New York, 24 Nov 1981: La Libre Esthétique (1897, lithograph, 19¾ × 14 ins/50.1 × 35.3 cm) USD 1,300
Paris, 11 June 1993: Symbolist Landscape (1921, oil on canvas, 28¼ × 20 ins/72 × 51 cm) FRF 4,000