Joseph Lacasse (Belgian, 1975)

Timeline

1894
Born in Tournai, Belgium
1910
Completed his first abstract and Cubist compositions
1914
First exhibition in Brussels
1912–1918
Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Tournai
1921
Visited Italy where he painted his 'motherhood' series, religious works and workers - always in a
1920–1922
Studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels
1922–1923
Travelled to Brittany and Spain
1925
Moved to Paris where he met Robert Delaunay
1937
Invents an aesthetic theory of the abstract
1930–1939
Lacasse moves towards Tachism
1940
Joined the Liberation French forces in England
1943
Became professor of sculpture and ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent
1947
At the end of the war he returned to Paris and became a French citizen in 1947
1975
Died in Paris

Literature

Joseph Lacasse par lui-meme. Fonds Mercator, Anvers, 1974.