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Anto Carte was a renowned polyvalent Belgian artist. His oeuvre is both archaic, referring to the Flemish Primitives and Peter Breughel, as well as Expressionist and Symbolist. Anto Carte depicts various religious subjects and genre scenes, more locally he painted the black landscapes of the Borinage with its workers and folklore. He traveled numerous times to Morocco, Spain, the United States and also Italy.
Anto Carte started his artistic studies at the Academy of Mons under the tutorship of Antoine Bourlard and Emile Motte, as well as at the Academy of Brussels from 1906 until 1909 under the tutorship of Constant Montald, Emile Fabry and also Jean Delville. He completed his artistic training at the atelier of Cavaillé-Col in Paris from 1910 until 1912, where he met the Belgian art critic Emile Verhaeren. Anto Carte participated with his oeuvre in 1921 at the Salon de Printemps in the Cercle Artistique in Brussels. In 1923, he exhibited at the Salon de Paris together with his Flemish contemporaries Valerius De Sadeleer and Gustave Van de Woestyne. In 1924, he acquired a succesful art exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. Anto Carte was the founder of Walloon artistic group Nervia in 1928 He became a member of the Belgian Royal Academy in 1951. Retrospectives were held in his honor in Mons in 1949 and 1972, as well as in Brussels in 1959.
Anto Carte (Mons, 8 Dec. 1886 - Ixelles, 13 Feb. 1954); Belgian painter and co-founder and principal driving force of the painting group Nervia.
In addition to painting, he also practiced other techniques such as stained glass, fresco, engraving and lithography.
He studied at the Mons Urban Academy and the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. After his training he exchanges Belgium for Paris, the then-center of modern art.
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