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Clement Serneels, (1912, Belgium -1991)
An Impressionist painter, he was the brother of Antoine Serneels. Regarded as a brilliant student at the Brussels Academy, Serneels won a travel grant to the Belgian Congo in 1936. Slowly crossing the country from Matadi to Elisabethville (now Lubumbashi), he took the time to paint finished oil pictures at each stop, rather than just making sketches. Although he occasionally did portraits of chiefs, he was interested mainly in depicting (showing 500 of 1049 characters).