Exhibitions - Luc Verstraete (Belgium)
From 30 september till 23 december 2018
Luc Verstraete was born in Eeklo (Belgium) in January 1928. This year In December it is 10 years since he died. We would like to bring him and his cartoons again to the attention with this exhibition, because perhaps you wonder: "Who the f *** is Luc?!".
As a teacher at the Sint-Lukas Art Institute in Brussels, he introduced new techniques in art education as silkscreen art and also the better cartoon. His studio has produced numerous great Belgian cartoonists including HugoKé (Hugo De Kempeneer), Gal (Gerard Alsteens), Ever Meulen (Eddy Vermeulen) and André Sollie. They fully testify how he has shaped them into who they have become.
Luc was co-founder of "Die Ghenootscap", an artists' collective that strove for a thorough innovation in the Flemish graphic art in the 1950s. He was a famous artist with numerous posters, mourning cards, book covers, sealing seals, ex-libris, stamps, Christmas and New Year cards and TV pancartes.
In 1958 he participated in the decoration of the Vatican Pavilion at the World Exhibition in Brussels. He also won numerous prizes and enjoyed the admiration of his fellow artists. For Marc Sleen Luc Verstraete is one of the greatest artists of our country, which he also repeatedly wrote in his letters to Luc.
As a painting and graphic teacher, he guided the art academy of Eeklo to a very high level that she was known throughout Flanders as one of the best art academies in our country.
He has worked for more than 20 years on the renewal of the local weekly De Eecloonaar, where he was responsible for the lay-out of the magazine and some art sections (De kleine Eecloonaer, Sienemapatee, the culture magazine, etc.).
The exhibition of his cartoons can be visited in the ECC from 30 September till 23 December 2018, every Sunday from 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 5 pm. Groups of 10 persons or more are welcome on other days by appointment.