Georges de Feure
(1868-1943)

Georges de Feure, of Belgian origin, is a multifaceted artist. Self-taught painter, illustrator and designer, he advocated art synthesis, and while turning towards furniture design rather late in his career, after his come back from the Great War in 1918. Strongly influenced by the symbolist literature of Georges Rodenbach, Huysmans and the poems of Charles Baudelaire, he frequently met with the symbolist artists of his time. His work was recognized and admired by Puvis de Chavannes, leader of the movement. Among the significant projects he realized, we can mention the renovation of Madeleine Vionnet’s Maison de Couture in 1923. The following year, De Feure exhibits a Salon du Collectionneur at the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs which is noticed by the critics.