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 Roger Somville  (1923 - 2014)

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Lived/Active: Belgium      Known for: modernist figure, landscape, and animal painting, murals, drawing, teaching

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Roger Somville is a Belgian painter who combines abstraction and realism and defends realism against modern abstract art, which he believes de-humanize human beings.

The entry in the LAROUSSE Grand Dictionnaire Encyclopédique describes Somville as "A Belgian Painter of an expressive and monumental style, concerned by the realities of the contemporary world."

In his book, Peindre, he addresses this issue by denouncing "tricks in the shape of art", "empty production (showing 500 of 2782 characters).

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