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Walter Elst

Walter Elst Born in Antwerp, Belgium - 1955  After finishing his study Medicine at the University of Brussels Walter Elst decided to dedicate himself to his calling painting. Already at at young age, in his spare time, he took private lessons in landscape and portret painting by Leon Lommaert. Raymond Van Hoeck, Petrus Valckx but above all Willem Dolphyn, he  educated him in still life painting and had a big influence on his work. Walters oeuvre is very diverse, but for the most he is attracted  to painting landscapes. His style and choice of subjects have a traditional nature. His still lifes, trompe-lóeils, landscapes and farmer interiors are in terms of implementation obvious inspired on the paintings from the masters of the 17th century. Because of his incredible technical craftsmanship, sense of harmony and color composition, he receives a lot of respect by collectioneurs and colleague-artists in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Since 1996 Walter Elst is exclusively represented by Morren Galleries.

More than ten years the tradition is that every January his new work is presented in Morren Galleries Utrecht.

Walter Elst @ Morren Galleries


Geneeskunde, Universiteit van Brussel

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2015      Morren Galleries, Utrecht - Nederland
2014      Morren Galleries, Utrecht - Nederland
2013      Morren Galleries, Utrecht - Nederland
2009      Het Slot Zeist, Zeist - Nederland
2008      Stedelijk Museum, Kampen - Nederland

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2007      Museum Mohlmann, Venhuizen - Nederland
2000      Museum Van der Togt, Amstelveen - Nederland


1999      Portret Madame Curie, SBA


SBA Artsen Pensioen fonds

Art Fairs (selected)

Realisme Amsterdam - Nederland
KunstRai Amsterdam - Nederland
ArtBreda, Breda - Nederland


  • Morren Galleries in gesprek met Walter Elst