"René Van De Sande (everbecq 1889 - Anderlecht 1946) - Flowers Field"Dimensions unframed :54,5 x 41 cm
Dimensions with frame :60 x 46 cm
Post-impressionist painter, watercolourist, draftsman, etcher and lithographer of landscapes and urban views. Resides in Anderlecht since 1906. Studied at the Normal School. At the same time follows evening classes in architecture at the Academy of Anderlecht. Worked as a designer at the Municipal Archives, then at the Municipal Museum of Brussels. Made many sketches and etchings of Old Brussels. During World War I, shows the sufferings of his compatriots. Draw monuments and urban views for the first illustrated guide to Brussels and its surroundings. His sketches are of great importance for the iconography of the destroyed or disfigured parts of the capital. Collaborated in the opening of the Municipal Museum in the Maison du Roi at the Grand-Place in Brussels (1935). Creator of the Brussels emblem "Saint Michael and the dragon".