Monday, January 26, 2015

Eduard Pellens

[Belgium] (b 1872/d 1947)

Pellens was born in 1872 in Antwerp as the only son of Josephus and Sidonia De Cuyper. He acquired his first technical knowledge in his father's workshop, which was a metal engraver. From 1886 he followed "wood engraving" at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, as a student of Professor Edward Vermorcken . He turned it into a talented wood carver and engraver. Gradually he became a master in the traditional wood carving and in  November 23, 1904, he was commissioned by Ministerial decision to organize a Wood Carving course in the new Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Pellens was a member of the advisory committee of the Museums of Archaeology and Applied Arts, and was active in the artistic circles  ( Member of the Paris Wood Engraving Society) He retired in 1933..


Belgium 1912 "King Albert I" (8,4,4) [Die Engr (Evely)][Typo] Sc(95,...,102)

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