Jozef Mees is a Belgian painter born in 1898 in Ghent and died in 1987 in De Pinte.
This painter, architect and interior decorator receives his training at the Academy in Ghent with Jean Delvin.The early work of Jozef Mees is still animistic between the two world wars. In the 1940s he painted monumental figures and structured landscapes. From 1952 he resolutely opts for the abstract. In the sixties he did not shy away from the use of matter. The work is colorful and layered. His lavis are frivolous and lyrical. In the 70s evolves into highly structured compositions.
Jozef Mees was a founding member of the ‘Vereniging van het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst te Gent’ which was the forerunner of the S.M.A.K that we know today.
1960 Galerie Du Haut Pave, Parijs,
1968 Retrospectief. Museum voor Schone Kunsten. Gent
1972 Centrum voor kunst en Cultuur, Gent,
1971 Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel ,
1970, Man en vrouw, Gent,
1978 Grand Palais, Parijs, Josef Mees.
Retrospective. Deurle Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens 1988.
De jaren ’60. Kunst in België.
Gent 1979, Contrast. Belgische Kunst van heden.
Works in Museums Ghent & Deurle.