Signed and dated l.r.: M Delmotte/1928
Black and red chalks
33 by 20 cm., 13 by 8 in.
(frame size 53 by 39 cm., 21 by 15 ¼ in.)
The son of a glass blower, Marcel Delmotte spent his entire career in the mining and steel manufacturing Belgian town of Charleroi. He trained at the Universite de Travail in Charleroi from 1914-1919 and first started working as an interior decorator before becoming a full-time artist. He became a successful figure painter with later Symbolist and Surrealist influences. He held exhibitions in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe.