Roger Raveel (1921-2013) is considered of one of Belgium's most important post-war artists. His work is both timeless and contemporary. It shuns any partisan approach. The breeding ground for Raveel's art is his immediate environment, which acquires a universal resonance through his paintings, drawings, objects and installations.
"The paintings of Roger Raveel are controlled and purposeful. Their construction is clear, the individual shapes and colours find their place in compositions which are robust, but at the same time full of visual suppleness. He uses a figurative repertoire, but the structure of the paintings is abstract to at least the same extent. The oeuvre is very flexible. A great deal happens in it." (Rudi Fuchs, 1986).
Roger Raveel lived and worked in Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium, close to his own museum.