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Victor Horta

1861 - 1947

Victor Horta

Horta takes architecture classes in Ghent and Brussels. After an internship in Paris (Jules Debuysson, architect-decorator) and in Brussels (Alphonse Balat, favorite architect of Leopold II, author of the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken), he obtains the order of the pavilion Les Passions humaines, intended to house a sculpture of Jef Lambeaux.

The Autrique and Tassel houses, built in 1893, are these first Art Nouveau creations.

Other orders will follow (Frison House, Hotel Solvay, Hotel Van Eetvelde, House of the People, Kindergarten Street Saint-Ghislain in Brussels, Hotel Deprez-Van de Velde and his personal house).

His works