The Museum of Avant-garde

Jozef Peeters

Belgium (1895—1960)
After studying at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts, Peeters started to paint landscapes and portraits but soon moved to Symbolism, and after meeting Marinetti he turned to Futurism. He co-founded the group Modern Art and connected to the German Der Sturm. From 1920 he moved away from figurative art to focus on abstract subjects and published a series of six linocuts. His interests spammed to interior design and furniture, which he created for his own house. He published Het Overzicht (The Panorama) and De Driehoek (The Triangle). By 1930 he decided to abandon painting and retired.