rene van den berghe

rene van den berghe

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Born in Niveles,Belgium in 1940.His father Henri was a police officer and his mother Eglantine Chretien was an artist.It was his mother who startet introducing him to the world of art,he was able to paint before he knew how to walk.From hiw grandfather Alphonse Chretien who was an architect and a follower of the school of Horta,the master of Gaudi,learned the about the linial design.He startet going to the school of arts in Nivelles where he leaned restauracion and sculptures.After his military service he started a busines in antiques specialized in the pieces of the Ardenas.Started specializing in gothic art and romanicrestoring hundrets of pieces of art including paintings and sculptures.After time he started painting masterpieces.His masters where Van der Weyden and Van der Goes who he studied and used their techniques.His second era consisted in ¨capturing¨the soul of impresionism artists and emulate the great masters,he did in hiw workplace a collecion of art,all that art went to the United States,where he had an art dealer from New York.A lot of his work resides in the U.S ,Canada ,Spain and museums from Belgium.In Spain a lot of his works are in the church of Nalda(La Rioja), en la de Rodezno,en la Catedral de Roda de Isabena one of the oldest in Europe.There is a museum in his name in Cullar.Along the years he has earned positive critics and other that make reference to his `person as the biggest art thief of the XX century.he is one of the last eof the HISPANIC-FLEMISH school.He is well known as beeing one of the biggest experts in art,a very known paintor restorer,art seller



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