Roger Raveel

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Colored poles on the Grote Markt, Haarlem by Roger Raveel, 2004

Roger Henri Kamiel, Ridder Raveel (15 July 1921 – 30 January 2013) was a Belgian painter, whose work is often associated with pop art because of its depiction of everyday objects. Raveel's style evolved throughout his career, from abstract to figurative.[1][2][3]

Raveel was born in Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium, and trained in the academies of Ghent and Deinze.[2] After 1952 he began to use large white spaces. A central theme in his work was the opposition of fiction and reality. In 1976 he created a large wall painting in the Brussels metro station Mérode. Portraits of his first wife and favourite model Zulma, to whom he was married until her death in 2009, were a running motif throughout his work.

Raveel died on 30 January 2013 in Deinze, at the age of 91.[2] On July 15th 2016, Google Doodle commemorated his 95th birthday.[4]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Belgian Painter Roger Raveel (1921-2013)". The Bulletin on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Belga (news agency) (30 January 2013). "Le peintre Roger Raveel décède à l'âge de 91 ans" (in French). RTBF. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Raveel, Roger". Winkler Prins (9 ed.). 1991. 
  4. ^ "Roger Raveel's 95th birthday". Retrieved 2016-07-15. 

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