12 Sketches Of Figures and Morocco Scene (can be sold separately)
Ben Genaux 1911 - 1996
12 Sketches of figures and market scenes, probably Morocco.
Charcoal on paper, variously inscribed in Arabic, all signed.
Each 20 x 17 cm
These can be sold separately at £60 each. Please email us at email@example.com
Ben Genaux , real name Oscar Genaux , was born in 1911 and died in 1996. He was a teacher, professor, painter, draftsman, engraver and writer in Walloon, French, Arabic and Belgian .
He was a pupil of the Belgian painter Léon Van den Houten (School of Charleroi ). Ben Genaux evolved from figurative art to surrealism and then devoted himself to abstract art. He became the teacher of the painter Philippe Dubois (1958), known as Phébus while he lived in Leers-et-Fosteau. The Palais des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi devoted two retrospectives to him in 1972 and 1979. Ben Genaux painted many paintings. His paintings were often part of surrealism but he also painted splendid nudes. However, his genius was realized as an "Arabist" painter with exceptional works, the most beautiful of which is "The Blue Man" which surprised the critics during the retrospective at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Charleroi in 1979. He produced this painting during a retreat in El Jem in Tunisia. He also collaborated with the Moroccan Tourist Office by illustrating promotional posters that ensured the real start of tourism to Morocco.