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Léon Sneyers

1877 - 1948

Léon Sneyers

After studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels (where he was a student of Paul Hankar and Adolphe Crespin), Sneyers went to London and the United States of America to continue his training. He was strongly influenced by the Vienna Secession (discovered at the 1902 Universal Exhibition in Turin). His artistic career was vast and ranged from graphic design (advertisements, postcards, wallpaper, book illustrations, etc.) to furniture. Indeed, he was to become the artistic director of the large “Au Bon Marché” department store. There, he designed numerous items of furniture for kitchens, lounges and offices. His work was well known internationally, in particular through a large number of international exhibitions where he presented his creations or for which he designed pavilions.

His works