Maurice Van Essche (1906 - 1977)
1924 Maurice Van Essche studied art at the Brussels Academy under James Ensor.
1933 Studied art under Matisse, S of Paris, France.
Maurice Van Essche's family moved to Brussels when he was five years old; was educated there.
1925 Interrupted his studies to earn a living working in stained glass studio which had some influence on the development of his painting style.
1930 Maurice Van Essche became a member of the group 'La Jeune Peinture Belge'; won silver medal at the International Exhibition, Antwerp.
1933 Married Lucie Josz; studied under Matisse in South of France; group and one-man exhibitions in Paris and Belgium.
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