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Karel Maes
Nationality: 
belgian
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1900
Birth Place: 
Mol, Belgium
Death Date: 
1974
Death Place: 
Koersel, Belgium
Student at the Aca de Bruxelles. One of the foremost Belgian abstractionists, Maes was associated with the movement for "plastique pure"; also had a neo-expressionist period. Maes also worked with furniture, fabrics, and glass. He destroyed a large portion of his work before moving to the Congo. (Dictionnaire Biographique illustré des Artistes en Belgique depuis 1830. Bruxelles: Arto, 1995.)