Joseph Lacasse  (Belgian, 1894-1975) 

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Joseph Lacasse Biography
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.