James Ensor
Belgian, 1860-1949
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High auction record
€7m, Sotheby's, 2016
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
David Tunick, Inc. at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2018,
David Tunick, Inc.
2016
Biennial of Painting: Yoknapatawpha,
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
2015
Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851,
Triennale Design Museum

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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