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Leon De Smet

Leon De Smet

Gent 1881 - Deurle 1966

Although Léon De Smet spent a significant part of his career in Sint-Martens-Latem and came under the influence of his fellow artists from that region,
it would be difficult 
to position him within a specific current. He continually opted to be the odd man out, even after his successful stay in London during the First World War.  As Langui describes him in his “Pleidooi voor een gewonnen zaak” (appeal for a successful case), written on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the death of the artist, De Smet had an extraordinarily strong mind. 
There was only a brief period, ending in 1931, when he gave in to the pressure to conform to the then highly popular Expressionist current. Although Léon De Smet spent a significant part of his career in Sint-Martens-Latem and came under the influence of his fellow artists from that region, it would be difficult to position him within a specific current. He continually opted to be the odd man out, even after his successful stay in London during the First World War. As Langui describes him in his “Pleidooi voor een gewonnen zaak” (appeal for a successful case), written on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the death of the artist, De Smet had an extraordinarily strong mind. There was only a brief period, ending in 1931, when he gave in to the pressure to conform to the then highly popular Expressionist current.

 

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