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Léon Govaerts

1860 - 1930

Façade of the private house owned by the architect Léon Govaerts (photo ca 1903), Architecture & Décoration, 1903, pl.39.

Façade of the private house owned by the architect Léon Govaerts (photo ca 1903), Architecture & Décoration, 1903, pl.39.

Façade of the private house owned by the architect Léon Govaerts (photo ca 1903), Architecture & Décoration, 1903, pl.39.

Façade of the private house owned by the architect Léon Govaerts (photo ca 1903), Architecture & Décoration, 1903, pl.39.

Léon Govaerts

After starting out as a draughtsman with the architect Ernest Hendrickx and completing long traineeships in England and then in Paris, he Govaerts began a dazzling career by winning a competition to design a Town Hall for Tubize. He would gradually move towards a very personal Art Nouveau style, tinged with influences from Classical Antiquity and even ancient Egypt, but these were reinterpreted in his own way and always displayed perfect elegance.

His works