Wouters, Rik

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Wouters, Rik


Born Aug. 21, 1882, in Mechelen; died July 11, 1916, in Amsterdam. Belgian painter and sculptor who worked in Belgium and Holland.

In Wouters’ paintings elements of Fauvism are combined with attention to man and his character, fluid, molded forms, and varying intensity of color and light (The Lesson, 1912, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp). Wouters’ sculptures are characterized by their picturesqueness, impulsive style, and keen perception of moments of sudden movement or rest (The Foolish Girl, 1911; and Domestic Troubles, 1913; both in bronze, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp).


Delen, A. J. J. Rik Wouters. Antwerp, 1948.
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