JEAN DONNAY (Belgian / 1897-1992)

The Belgian painter and printmaker Jean Donnay was born in Chératte-lez-Liège in 1897. At the age of 13 Jean Donnay entered the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Liège, where his first teacher was Auguste Donnay (seemingly no relation); he later studied under François Maréchal (for etching), Émile Berchmans and Adrien de Witte. Jean Donnay became the professor of printmaking at the same institution in 1931, and its director in 1960. In 1935 he was a founder member of the Salon Le Trait in Paris. Jean Donnay was best known for his etchings of rural and industrial landscapes, and also of Biblical subjects. He had many solo exhibitions and also took part in numerous collective shows. The catalogue of his 1957 exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Liège lists his first 625 prints. Jean Donnay died in his home village of Cheratte in 1992. See also: L. Koenig, Jean Donnay (Brussels, 1961).

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Selected prints by JEAN DONNAY

En Condroz, 1930

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