(1882 - 1916)
Rik Wouters was active/lived in Belgium, Holland. Rik Wouters is known for painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking.
Biography Rik Wouters
Rik Wouters (Mechelen, Belgium 1882 - Amsterdam, Holland 1916) ?
Belgian painter, sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker.
From early age on Rik Wouters worked as an apprentice in the studio of his father, an ornamental sculptor. In his workshop he created wooden figures and decorations for furniture. Only fifteen years old he entered the Akademie van Schone Kunsten in Mechelen to study sculpture.
In 1900 he decided to move to the Belgian capital where he became a pupil of Charles Van der Stappen at the Academie des Beaux-Arts. There he met Hélène Duerinckx (Nel) who was to become his wife, favourite model and muse. The poverty of the young couple and the sickness of Nel forced them to leave the city centre and to go to
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