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Henri Evenepoel

1872 Nice – 1899 Paris

After completing his initial training in Brussels the painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Henri Jacques Edouard Evenepoel, went on to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1892. A year later he began working in the studio of Gustave Moreau, where he got to know Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault and Charles Milcendeau, among others. Evenepoel made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1894, the first solo exhibition of his works following in 1897. Although he died prematurely of typhoid in 1899, Evenepoel is nonetheless considered an important representative of late Impressionism. In addition to his paintings, which were highly regarded during his lifetime, the artist produced an extensive corpus of drawings as well as lithographs and a few etchings, all of them apparently in the last year of his life.