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Paul Daxhelet (French, 1905-1993)
A multi-talented and diverse artist, Daxhelet first exhibited as an engraver. However, he was also a skilled draughtsman and painted in both oils and watercolors. He began his studies at the Art Academy of Liege before advancing to the Academe Julian in Paris. He also received instruction from Hermann-Paul and Raymond Renefer.
In addition to working in diverse mediums, Daxhalet was attracted to a wide variety of subject matter for inspiration. The sporting world, in particular the art of pugilism, captured his attention and became a favored subject of many paintings. His extensive world travels throughout India, the Far East, South America, Polynesia, Morocco, Senegal and East Africa also sparked his creative expression.
His use of broad brush strokes and bright colors contributed to the growing abstraction of his work over his life. In some later instances, his paintings took on a surrealist quality that was highly regarded.
Daxhelet is listed in Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs by Benezit, and Davenport’s Art Reference Guide.
Information courtesy of Jackie Wolf-Heinl.