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James Ensor

 (1860 - 1949)
James Sidney Ensor was active/lived in Belgium.  James Ensor is known for figure, genre, interior and portrait painting.

Ballerinas, Eroticism and Self Portrait

Biography   James Ensor


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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher in Laguna Woods, California:

James Ensor was born in 1860 in Ostend, a Belgian seaport and watering place.  His parents ran a little junk shop, and Ensor's childhood was obsessed by the dark and frightening attic, full of items from the shop.  He attended the Brussels Beaux-Arts from 1877 to 1880.  Ostend must have been a very stuffy place, but Ensor could hardly bear to leave it.  In his whole life, he made just one trip to Paris, Holland and London each. He was a reclusive man with an eclectic brush, who turned a wide range of styles and influences into a scabrous, satirical vision of grinning skulls and tormented masks.   ...  Displaying 750 of 4137 characters.

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