Artist Birthday 6th February
Karel Wellens was born in Lummen in Belgium on 6th February 1889.
He was the son of a beer brewer and he showed a talent for art at a very early age and was encouraged buy family and friends to progress in his talent, Karel met with Jos Damien 10 years his elder and they became life long friends.
Karel was affected by the trauma and cruelty he witnessed during the 1914 to 1918 war and it had a profound affect to his work, eventually he managed to see the beauty in nature and succeeded in capturing it perfect in his paintings.
In 1921 he met and married Madeleine Port and settled down in Hasselt where they had a son and called him Eugene.
Karel died in Hasselt Belgium in 1958 at the age of 69.