(1936 - 2005)
Yvan Theys was active/lived in Belgium. Yvan Theys is known for abstract, expressive painting, sculpture, collage and teaching.
Biography Yvan Theys
Yvan Theys was a Belgian painter, sculptor and collage artist. Born in the Flemish village of Mark, he was a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc. In 1959, he became professor in the Institut Saint-Luc and remained a teacher there until 1996 .
Emotionally charged, his artwork is about human destiny and confrontation between men and
women. Theys started his career as a painter in the 1960s, developing a close personal art of the new abstraction outside the currents of Pop Art. Painting abstract figurative subjects with thickly applied paint, he developed a figurative expressionist style with elements of geometric abstraction. His work has been likened to that of artists associated with Cobra and Pointillism. In the 19
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