Adolphe Crespin, Belgian (1859 - 1944)

Adolphe Crespin (1859-1944) was a painter and decorator and poster Belgian Art Nouveau period which was mainly active in Brussels: it was one of the great masters of art nouveau sgraffito alongside Paul Cauchie Privat Livemont and Gabriel Van Dievoet and the illustrated poster.

Adolphe Crespin was educated at the Academy of Saint-Josse, where he coasted Privat Livemont Paul Saintenoy Govaerts and Leo, then at the School of Decorative Arts of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Street South, where he Fernand Khnopff attended among others.

It was an early proponent of Japonisme in Belgium.

He was the teacher of the painter Henri Evenepoel at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels: Evenepoel also realized the Portrait of Madame Crespin.

In the school of drawing and Industry Schaerbeek, Crespin was the architect as his colleague Paul Hankar which he became employee.


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