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Georges Carrey (1902-1953)

Because of a purchase of small collection of art books I first encountered the works by Georges Carrey. I saw a resemblance with Willem Hussem . Broad strokes of paint , diagonal painted making it a joy to look at.

Georges Carey was born in Paris but moved to Belgium in 1922.
Initially he was an advertising designer and illustrator, but later he mainly painted portraits, landscapes and still lifes. He experimented a lot and from 1946 he started creating abstract works. In 1947 he returned to Paris and took lessons from Andre Rothe, where he met Nicolas de Stael. He often used a knife to work on the canvas and create geometric compositions. In 1952 he became a member of the group “Art Abstract”.
A year later, he died of a heart attack at the age of 51. has now the Museum van Oostende catalog from 1991 available.

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