High tide along the River Seine

Jan Saverys - Willy Anthoons - Pierre Alechinsky - Michel Seuphor - Georges Carrey

16 May - 27 July, 2019

Yoeri Vanlangendonck and Brecht Callewaert are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition

High tide along the River Seine / Belgians in Paris 

Thursday 16 May
21-23 Wolstraat Antwerp
7pm to 10pm

The exhibition runs until 27 July 2019
21-23 Wolstraat Antwerp
Thursday-Saturday 1pm-6pm

During the Antwerp Art Weekend 2019, Callewaert Vanlangendonck Gallery shows five Belgian artists who worked and lived in Paris. Jan Saverys (1924-2017) studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in 1951. Willy Anthoons (1911-1982) moved to Paris around 1949, where he joined the artists around the painter Geer van Velde. Michel Seuphor (1901-1999) made Paris his hometown in 1925 and was at the epicenter of the first abstract art movement, being one of the closest friends of Mondrian. Pierre Alechinsky (1927) went to Paris to study engraving at Atelier 17 under the guidance of Stanley William Hayter in 1951. Georges Carrey (1902-1953), was born in Paris on March 27, 1902 and he settled in Brussels 20 years later, where he got married in 1941. In 1947 he returned to Paris in order to paint. He died of a heart attack at the age of 51, as he was preparing an exhibition of his work at the “Galerie ARIEL” in Paris. The artist left us with works of an exceptional quality, mostly kept in private collections in Paris and Brussels. In 1954, one year after his death poet and novelist Hubert Juin wrote a 20-page book about him, titled: “Carrey ou l’ Impossible Perfection”. In 1957, in his “Dictionary of Abstract Paintings”, Michel Seuphor included an entry about the painter. Twenty -four years later, canvasses by Carrey were exhibited in Charleroi during a retrospective exhibition about the Belgian “GROUPE ART ABSTRAIT”, of which he was a founding member.

All five artists were at the same time in Paris and knew each other. 

Georges Carrey

Composition - 1952
oil on paper