Gustave Camus, born April 4, 1914 in Châtelet and died June 9, 1984 in Mons, is a Belgian expressionist painter. At the age of 14, he was apprenticed as a house painter but ceased this activity as soon as his art could make him live, starting in 1939. He attended the drawing classes of the sculptor Eugène Paulus at the Charleroi Industrial School (1930-1934 ), and Leon Van den Houten at the University of Labor (1932-1937). He founded with Georges Wasterlain the group Living Art in the Land of Charleroi (1933). After the war, the critics confirmed his talent and he taught painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts of Mons (1951-1976), which he will be the director from 1961 to 1966, and from 1975 to 1976).His first period is Impressionist (1930-1946), although he is closer to Fauvism than Monet. It was after a trip to Brittany that he inaugurated his second period which will mark his work more deeply (1946-1950) .
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