Brief biography:

° 1932 Antwerp > † 1986 Silly (B)

1949 – 1954
Studies at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

1955 – 1956
Studies at the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

1956
Marries Nicole Labedz on 28 April

1958
Founds the group G58 Hessenhuis, Antwerp

1959
Uses torsion as the main pictorial element in his works

1961
First important individual exhibition, Palais des Beaux-Arts/Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels

1962
Organises the exhibition “Anti-Peinture”, Hessenhuis, Antwerp Becomes part of the international group “Nouvelle Tendance” Participates in the international exhibitions of the group “Zero”

1964
Creates his first architectural integrations

1970
Participates in the 35th Venice Biennale

1977/1986
Teacher at the Instituut voor Architectuur en Stedenbouwkunde (NHIBS), Antwerp

1981/1986
Works on the decoration of the underground station Simonis, Brussels, on the theme of “Archetypes” 1986 Walter Leblanc dies in an accident on 14 January In June of the same year, the Simonis underground station is inaugurated



Distinctions obtained:

1964
Winner of the Jeune Peinture Belge/Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst

1966
Winner of the Europaprijs voor Schilderkunst van de stad Oostende

1967
Winner of the 5th Paris Biennale

1969
Winner of the Eugène Baie Prize for Painting

1974

Prize of the Basle Chamber of Commerce for his one-man show at the Art 5’74 fair

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