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Artist painter and writer

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4th September 2016 from 2 till 7 pm. ‘Open studios’ in connection with the NICC, New International Cultural Center, Antwerp. Studio Paul Van Dessel : Lange Vlierstraat 33/3a, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. From 1 till 2 pm visit from curators, collecters and professionals.


Recitation in connection with the Social Market Antwerp and the VVL, Flemish Literary Society. Introduction by Roger Nupie, board member of the VVL. Location : the temple of the VVL ‘Den Hopsack’, literary café. Paul Van Dessel with s.a. ‘Hallucination‘, july 2016.


'Amicitia fortior'
'Galerie Martin Van Blerck' in Antwerp.
Groupexhibition with Paul Van Dessel, Gert de Keyser, Bruno Sluydts and Freddy De Vierman. Introduction by Peter Haex. Performance by Freddy De Vierman.


Groupexhibition with poem recitals in the old townhall of Kapellen, Belgium. (Kappa/Letter 10)


Cultural magazine ‘Art 04’. Publication of ‘Lines and Marcase’, a poem dedicated to abstract painter Marcase.


Poetry-evening in ‘Galerie Martin Van Blerk’ in Antwerp with Willem M. Roggeman, Guy van Hoof, Richard Foqué, Philippe Cailliau, Frank Decerf en Paul Van Dessel.


‘Galerie Martin Van Blerk’ Antwerp. Exhibition ‘About love’. Paul Van Dessel with a painted tribute to Guy van Hoof and his wife Yolanda Dewyn. Introduction by Prof. Em. Richard Foqué, engineer, architect, poet.


Book exhibition Antwerp,’Green room’. Paul Van Dessel reads out a few of his poems in connexion with the VVL, ’Society of flemish writers’.


Municipal hall Grimbergen. ‘Poetic Pallet’, exhibition on account of the 10 year jubilee of the art-association ‘Artfriends’. 14 Immages accompanied by a poem among which a poem of Paul Van Dessel ‘Dear Marilyn’ to go with the painting ‘Marilyn’ by Linda Deschouwer. Introduction by burgomaster Marleen Mertens and alderman of culture and inheritance Marc Van Godtsenhoven. Publication of a volume and a video.


Gallery 'Bar Nadar’ Antwerp. Exhibition graphic arts ‘Himmelwärts’, a series of 4, in connexion with an installation-project of Tim Beyltjens.


Paul Van Dessel becomes a member of the ‘VVL’, ‘Association of Flemish Writers’.


Poetry day.
Recital of a few poems from ʻLokroepʼ attached to several paintings, next to Willem M. Roggeman and Guy van Hoof in ʻCoffee & vinylʼ in Antwerp (South).

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Publication in 'Letter 10' of the poem 'De romantische scepticus'.


AMVC-Letterenhuis (Central archives and documentationcentre for literature in Flandres). Completion of dossier DD139.


Open studio. Visit by invitation.


Cultural magazine ‘Art 04’. Publication of the poem ‘Blue Mike’ with a painting by Paul Turkry, in consequence of the decease of the Belgian jazz-saxophonist Mike Zinzen.


Publication in the cultural magazine ‘Portulaan’ nr. 115.


Jury member painting in the Berchem Academie (adult instruction).


Galerie Martin Van Blerk. Personal exhibition : 'Intieme portretten'. Introduction and analysis by Guy van Hoof (speaker, author and board member of the 'Vereniging van Vlaamse Letterkundigen'). Guided visit for adult paintingstudents of the Berchem Academie by painter and teacher Freddy De Vierman.
Mention on 'ATV' daily written news (Antwerp television).


Galerie Martin Van Blerk. Personal exhibition : 'Beelden van het waarachtige'.


Jury member painting in the Academies of Berchem, Merksem en Schoten (adult instruction).


Space 'Black Box' : Groupexhibition with graphic arts.


Starts a poetical philosophical notebook titeled 'Lokroep', part 2 (Short comments on life and death).


Open studio : Opportunity to for a visit during one week-end.


Mention in the local internet-newspaper 'Den Brabo'.


Open studio : Opportunity for a visit during one week-end.


Mention in 'Dictionaire Biographique/Arts Plastiques en Belgique' (ARTO) + CD-ROM.


MUHKA-library Antwerp. Transfer dossier from ICC Antwerp.


Mention in the referencebook 'Belgian Artist's Signatures, III' (Art in Belgium, Paul Piron).


Mention in 'De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 20ste Eeuw' (Art in Belgium, Paul Piron).


Vernissage wall painting 'Geschiedenis van een blauwe steen', tavern 'Den blauwe steen' (Antwerp, owners Jef and Liz Luythen 1998)


Mention of the gallery in 'Kunstenaars en galerijen 1997' (S.I. Belgium) with the work 'Parabel van de dood' (resin-oilpaint 1992).


Gallery 'De 4de Dimensie'. Groupexhibition with assemblagist Fik Driesen, photographers René Lutz and Lutgart Van Goethem, drawer Omar van meervelde, painter-sculptor nana Dankwa and painter Dirk Lemmens. Introduction and analysis by Paul van Dessel.


Gallery 'De 4de Dimensie'. Double-exhibition entitled 'Natuur' with photographer Lutgart Van Goethem. Introduction and analysis by poet and critic Ugo Verbeke.


ICC Antwerp (International Cultural Centre). Manufacture dossier.

1995 - 1997

Sets up gallery 'De Vierde Dimensie' in Antwerp with a personal exhibition. Philosophy of the gallery and a manifesto put in writing. Inauguration in april 1996 by social alderman Eric Anthonis. Analysis of the works by social journalist Erik Verstraete. Publication in 'Het Nieuwsblad' and on 'ATV-televisie' with the charcoal drawing 'De Utopie van het Intellect, II' (1993), a personal interpretation of the ancient Icarus-theme.


Starts a poetical philosophical notebook titeled 'Lokroep', part 1 (Short comments on life and death).


Gallery 'De Lelie' in Antwerp. Personal exhibition. Introduction by Paul Van Dessel and analysis of the works by artphilosopher John Baert. Publication in 'Gazet van Antwerpen' with the watercolour 'Het beschutte licht' (1987).

1979 - 1983

Master degree in the art of painting at the Royal Academie of Fine Arts Antwerp.
Gets the ‘Proost De Barsy’- price.

1977 - 1980

Evening- and weekendlessons in the academies of Antwerp, Berchem and Leuven.
Modelling classes in the free studio's 'Huis van Nispen' and 'Jan Happaert' in Antwerp.

1975 - 1977

Psycho-pedagogical study (Antwerp).

1968 - 1974

Latin-scientific education (Antwerp).


Born in Antwerp, Belgium.