George Minne

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George Minne was born in Ghent in 1866 as a son of an architect. From 1882 till 1884 he studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and he focused on the painting of biblical subjects. Thanks to his friendship with Maurice Maeterlinck, he was introduced in the symbolic school.

In 1898 he moved to Sint-Martens-Latem, where he will live until his death in 1941, with the exception of a stay in Wales during World War I. He was a member of the innovative Belgian group of artists “Les XX” (Les Vingt).

For the Basilica of Koekelberg Minne made the sculpture of the Sacred Heart for the altar in the apse. He also made the bronze calvarie at the outside of the basilica.

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Worth seeing

The Black Sister Museum

Modern Religious Art Museum


Did you know:

That there are several rooms under the basilica you can use?

That there are several expositions organised in the Basilica?