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Émile Verhaeren, 1855-1916

Nationality: Belgian
Date of Birth: 1855
Place of Birth: Saint Amand lez-Pueres
Date of Death: 1916
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Identity:

Émile Verhaeren was an art critic and leading poet of the Symbolist movement.

Life:

He trained as a lawyer but by 1880 had abandoned his profession for a literary career. He was associated with the Belgian exhibition group, Les XX, defending its ideas through his criticism for L'Art moderne, a journal founded by Edmond Picard (1836-1924). He also wrote for many other journals including La Société nouvelle and L'Art libre. His monograph on James Ensor was published in 1908.

Bibliography:

Derrey-Capon, D., 'Emile (Adolphe Gustave) Verhaeren,' Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, http://www.groveart.com (accessed September 2004).