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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, intended to house The Human Passions, a relief of the sculptor Jef Lambeaux.

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

Other orders will follow (Frison House, Hotel Solvay, Hotel van Eetvelde, Hotel Deprez-Van de Velde, Maison du Peuple, Kindergarten in the rue Saint-Ghislain in Brussels and his personal house, in the rue Américaine).

His works