James Ensor

Belgian, 1860-1949

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James Ensor

Belgian, 1860-1949

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A major figure of the Belgian avant-garde in the late 19th century and a forerunner of 20th-century

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A major figure of the Belgian avant-garde in the late 19th century and a forerunner of 20th-century Expressionism, James Ensor produced paintings that explored religious subject matter, political satire, and carnivalesque imagery (his family owned an antiques and souvenir emporium that sold grotesque carnival masks). …

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Selected career achievements
High auction record
€7m, Sotheby's, 2016
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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