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Henry van de Velde

Belgian architect, designer, and painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Henry van de Velde studied painting at the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, from 1882 to 1884. He worked as a painter and interior decorator in Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium, from 1885 to 1894 and began to practice architecture in Brussels in 1895. Van de Velde moved to Germany in 1900 and became the artistic director to the Grand Duke of Saxony, at Weimar ca. 1902. From 1908 to 1914 he served as the director of the Kunstgewerbeschule which he designed and built from 1904 to 1906 and the Kunsthochschule which he designed either from 1904 to 1911 or in 1906. He later lived in Switzerland and the Netherlands where he moved in 1917. He returned to Brussels ca. 1925 where he founded the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture which he ran from 1925 to 1936. He moved to Switzerland in 1947.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500002737.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Henry van de Velde:

Henry van de Velde Tropon l’Aliment le Plus Concentré, ca. 1898 Color lithograph printed in yellow, purple, black, and orange inks on wove paper
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