Painter, woodcutter, graphic artist, poet.
°Schaarbeek 7/10/1896 - + Brussel 2/12/1929.
From his youth on he takes drawing lessons, when he is 16 years old he starts to follow sculpture lessons in the Art Academy in Brussels.
By the start of WWI he studies at Constant Montald.
Moves to French Catalonia in 1927.
In 1928 he designs the 6 woodcuts for “Het oog op den heuvel" by Theo Bogaerts.
Albert Droesbeke designs several portfolios with lino – woodcuts.
Dies due to hart failure.
A client asked us to design and create for him a full leather “clamshell box" for the portfolio “Album de geographie", 7 woodcuts by Droesbeke with the titles au pays des negres, la Chine, New – York, Paris, La Havane, La Russie, Far – West.
We worked with natural cowleather which we dyed ourselves.
The three small boards are covered with yellow and green Oasis goatleather.
The inside of the box is finished with grey Dainel.
The titles of the 7 woodcuts are tooled in aluminum.
The design on the box consist of inlaid characters with the sides dyed in different colors matching these of the illustrations. This technique results in a subtil play of colors.
A temperate interpretation of the original design on the cover of the portfolio is tooled in black carbon on the cover of the “clamshel box".
63 cm x 42 cm.