DE CONINCK Roger
LES PLUS LOURDS QUE L’AIR
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper: 32 x 32 cm / 12.6 x 12.6 in
Signed lower left
Painter of genre scenes, still lifes, sea scapes, coastal views, figures and (self) portraits; draughtsman, watercolourist and painter of gouaches.
Roger De Coninck was a successful pupil of Louis Ramah (since 1942), he was a model for Edgard Tytgat (1943 – 1945) and he had contacts with the ‘Jeune Peinture Belge’. In 1946 Paul Maas became his artistic advisor. He became friends with Alechinsky and moved to Paris and Essonnes in 1962. He had a preferences for genre scenes, still-lifes, sea scapes, coastal views, figures, (self) portraits.
De Coninck worked in a powerful, nervious, expressional style, close to the style of Permeke. He works with rich paste and dark colours. His works are sobre with a certain melancholy.
P. Piron, "Dictionnaire des artistes plasticiens de Belgique des XIXe et XXe siècles", Ohain 2006, Vol. 1, p. 330.