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Frans & Kapma Foundation


There is so much marvellous art in this world. Art that wanders through
thoughts and the stories behind the thoughts. Here is a first impression
of art that fascinates us.

Discover the artists represented in the FRANS & KAPMA COLLECTION.

145. Paula Thies
146. Elli Slegten
147. Bep van Beek
148. Jan Homan
149. Annica Koot
150. Paul Hugo ten Hoopen
151. Gert Hendriksen
152. Dick Haakman
153. Jan van Kempen
154. Jetty Homan
155. W. Hüliam
156. Max Rädecker

'Winterlandscape', ca. 1965
Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 cm,
Signed: lower left 'georoy'
Georges Rausenberger (1906-1983)

A gray, ashen winter day. A fresh layer of snow covers the quiet, Flemish country and dampens all sound. No mortal to be seen; no hare even runs through the field in search of food. The sun is far away and will not be seen for the time being. Georges Rausenberger has intentionally painted no bush or tree in the foreground to give this work more depth, no, the wide panorama image emphasizes the desolation, the silence, the extinction. Admirable is how the architect-artist with almost exclusively white-nuances knows exactly how to create the atmosphere of such an icy day, which everyone remembers.

Georges Rausenberger is born in Antwerp, follows the architecture course in Berchem and works then for the National Bank in Antwerp. That gives him and also his wife, the academically educated painter Irène Battaille (see gallery no. 46), a basic income and therefore complete freedom of work. He draws and paints with lots of talent, initially architectural compositions, but after a while with a loose touch of the brush. He gets lessons in the studio of Joseph Mous (see gallery no. 73) and undoubtedly he also learned something from his wife.

The artist encyclopedia PIRON gives little information about him. We are referred from Rausenberger to Georoy, because that is how he signs his work. When we google, we read the strangest things, such as 'Mr and Mrs Georoy' and 'from Eastern Europe'. . . Fortunately there is solid information from ARTO, 'illustrated biographical dictionary of artists in Belgium - after 1830'. That’s why we know that he from the 1950s participates in numerous exhibitions and receives various prizes: the Prijs Pro Arte Christiana in 1958, the Prize of the National Bank in 1968 and the Honorary Award Banque de France in 1968. Commissioned by the National Bank he paints a large fresco of the port of Antwerp.

Rausenberger makes study trips to France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain and also paints atmospheric landscapes, marines, interiors, ports and markets. In view of the paintings depicted on the internet, he must have been also in Italy, England and the United States and have exhibited there. It is certain that his work has been shown at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1983 he dies in 's Gravenwezel, where his wife is later buried too.