Achilles De Maertelaere - Bentos


The artist at work in his painter's studio


This old picture shows Achilles De Maertelaere working 'in the field. Here, he is painting, in 1950, the portrait of Théo Bauwens, a teacher at the Academy of Arts in Eeklo (B), in Villa Mignon in Locarno (CH).


Achilles De Maertelaere was an esperantist. He spoke, read and wrote regularly in Esperanto. Many of his portrait photos show him spelled with a star on his cardigan. This star is a symbol of the followers of Esperanto.

The painters looks from his workplace over de roofs of the Old Beguinage
The painters looks from his workplace over de roofs of the Old Beguinage

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