15 rue Ernest Allard, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone: +32 47 52 48 265

Patrick Lancz

Patrick Lancz opened his first gallery in the Sablon district of Brussels in 1991. A fervent admirer of the Belgian School – which covers the symbolist, impressionist and fauvist period of the years 1890-1930, he also specializes in the Belgian avant-garde of the 1920s and the abstraction of the 1950s-1970s. The gallery also opens its doors to international artists and continues to expand its list.

Throughout the year, the picture rails host various ensembles that change with the seasons. Patrick Lancz organizes two to three exhibitions a year with the ambition of offering a varied range of quality artists, whose works offer a harmony of techniques and colors. These are sublimated by an old frame chosen with great care.

Among the artists regularly presented at the gallery are Théo Van Rysselberghe, Marthe Donas, René Huin, Serge Poliakoff, Léon Spilliaert, Félicien Rops and many more. The gallery counts among its clientele both private and public buyers such as the Museum of Ixelles, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels and many international collectors. Patrick Lancz also participates in various international fairs including the BRAFA Art Fair, the Salon du Dessin and Fine Arts Paris. For the Lancz Gallery, the art fair is a unique opportunity to present to the public the riches of Belgian art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Arthur CRACO (1869 - 1955) Enamelled terracotta, Circa 1900

Arthur CRACO


Enamelled terracotta
Signature on the base: Art. Craco
Height: 18.5cm
Circa 1900

Private collection

Since the end of the 19th century, Craco’s production has taken a dual direction. The first, marked by Art Nouveau, gives floral shapes to vases such as orchids, irises, or passionflowers.

The enamels, often used in shades of green and blue, are applied to the casting, giving the shapes the impression of a quasi-organic vegetal burst.

The second style, very close to that of Willy Finch, is the prerogative of more modern vases with stylized shapes, whose simplicity contrasts with the sinuosity of the glazed castings.