Henry Clemens Van de Velde (Dutch: [ɑ̃ˈri vɑndəˈvɛldə]; 3 April 1863 – 25 October 1957) was a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer. Together with Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, he is considered one of the founders of Art Nouveau in Belgium. Van de Velde spent the most important part of his career in Germany and had a decisive influence on German architecture and design at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Born 3 April 1863; died 25 October 1957. 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. Belgian architect.
Artist, Architect, Interior Decorator, Writer, Designer, Painter
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