Godfried Vervisch – Man-Hond


Lithograph by Godfried Vervisch (1930 – 2014)

  • Year: 1989
  • State: Excellent condition
  • Total dimensions: 50 x 65 cm (unframed)
  • Dimensions art: 35 x 45 cm (unframed)
  • Signed: Yes, in pencil (lower right corner)
  • Numbered: 8/90 (lower left corner)
  • Extra: Drystamp from the Masereel Center

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Godfried Vervisch (1930 – 2014) is a Belgian self-taught artist who initially painted landscapes and still lifes, but soon developed his own style with expressionist influences. He is best known for his self-portraits, nudes and narrative scenes based on his own experiences. He also carved three-dimensional works in plaster and bronze.

Vervisch never paints – no matter how brilliantly he often paints – for the art of paintings as such. Pictorial language is, in his eyes, a tool, never the object. Shapes and colours are ‘only’ the direct rendering of feelings which palpitate with life. That isn’t always sightly since Vervisch’s oeuvre isn’t pleasing to the eye; it is primarily disquieting…


    1960, Selection Grand Prix for Painting of the City of Ostend
    1963, 2nd Prize City of Knokke
    1966, winner of the City of Genk Prize
    1966, Poperinge, Price Hoppeland
    1968, winner of the Provincial Prize for Painting West Flanders
    1969, Poperinge, Price Hoppeland

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