Werk in der Sammlung: Jo Delahaut, Dalila, 1950, Öl auf Leinwand, 32,5 x 65 cm.
Jo Delahaut is an important Belgian artist of geometric abstraction. The artist received his artistic training at the Académie royale des beaux-arts in Liège under Auguste Mambour. His first works, in which colour played a major role, were inspired by the expressionist works of Auguste Herbin. In the following years Delahaut developed his art further and thus amounted to American art movements such as “Hard edge” or Minimalism.
Born1911 in Vottem, Belgium
1928-1934 student of Auguste Mambour at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège
1940 begins expressionist works, influenced by Auguste Herbin
1946 Inhabiting New Reality Shows in Paris
1947 Member of the group of young Belgian painters in Brussels together with Mig Quinet, Louis Van Lint, etc.
1952 Co-founder of the Belgian “Groupe Art Abstrait”.
1964 Co-author of the spatialiste manifesto.
died1992 in Schaerbeek, Belgium