Full name: Georges-Marie Baltus
Born: May 3, 1874 in Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: December 24, 1967 in Overijse, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium
Sport: Art Competitions
Related Olympians: Father of Ado Baltus.
Georges Baltus was the father of Ado Baltus, and was married to Sylvia, the daughter of the German sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand. In 1905 he became professor at the Glasgow School of Art. As he could not go back there due to World War I, he remained in Belgium. There he became a teacher of art education first in Leuven, then in Ixelles.
He painted allegories of literary, symbolic and mythological scenes, portraits, still lifes and landscapes. After World War I he received some important commissions for monumental decorative works.
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