Albert Servaes (4th April, 1883 – 19th April, 1966) was a painter and draughtsman and is considered Belgium's first expressionist.
In 1905, he moved to Sint-Martens-Latem where he settled in a wooden shack. He was a deeply religious man who liked to leave the paths that had already been explored in his art. One of his favourite themes was the suffering of Jesus Christ. He belonged to the first group of Latem schools.
The drama and anger expressed in his works are supported by his dark colour pallette and the thick lines with which he shaped his figures. The Roman Catholic Church and many of his contemporaries were annoyed by the raw reality that he painted. An example of this is the Stations of the Cross that he drew around 1920 for the Luithagen chapel near Antwerp (now preserved in the Koningshoeven Abbey in Berkel-Enschot). Remarkable in his work are also his landscapes and portraits.
Because of his sympathies for German cultural politics during National Socialism, he had to move to Switzerland after World War II.
In 2005, he was also one of the contenders for the title De Grootste Belg, but did not make the final nomination list and ended up at number 71 of those who fell just outside the nomination list.
- Albert Servaes (1883-1966)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Zicht op de Pilatusberg
- In gutem Zustand
- Verkauf mit Rahmen
- 43×33 cm
- 56×44×5 cm