Painter Biography  

  
1919 Born in Ninove 28th October
1935 Lived in Pamel and studied at the Sint-Lukas Institute under supervision of Brother Emiel until 1940
1940  Free student at the Institute National des Beaux-Arts in Paris until 1942
1943 First exhibition in Ninove 
1944  Worked with Jan Brusselmans in the Miniemenstraat studio in Brussels
1945  Awarded the Godecharle Prize
Golden Medal from the city of Leuven
1946  G.E. with L'Ebauche at the Galerie de la Toison d'Or, Brussels
1947  Study- and painting tour to Rome, Academia Belgica 
1948  Exhibition at the Galerie Breughel, Brussels
1949  Study- and painting tour in Morocco and Algeria
1950  I.E. in Meknès
I.E. at the Vlaamse Club, Brussels
I.E. at the Town Hall, Sint-Gillis-Dendermonde
1951  I.T. at the Galerie Unicum, Brugge
I.T. at the Galerie Iris, Antwerpen 
1952  I.E. at the Galerie Breughel, Brussels
G.E. Vier Vlaamse Schilders met Godderis, Peire en Slabbinck. De Haagse Kunstkring, Den Haag
Study- and painting tour in Spain 
1953  Painted a fresco for the Congres van het Technisch Onderwijs, Brussels
G.E. Vlaamse Schilders en Beeldhouwers, Town Hall in Hilversum
I.E. at the Galerie Unicum, Brugge
Study- and painting tour in the Netherland
Appointed professor at the Higher Institute Sint-Lucas , Brussel 
1954  G.E. at the Belgisch Huis, Keulen, Germany
G.E. at the Museum Mönchengladbach, Germany
Study- and painting tour in Sweden and Denmark 
1955  Illustrated a book of poems ( Geuze en Humanisme) by Hubert van Herreweghen
I.E. at the Galerie Unicum, Brugge 
1956  G.E. Jonge Vlaamse Kunst, at the Casino in Knokke
Study- and painting tour in Spain
1957 G.E. at the Atheneum, Tienen
Study- and painting tour in Greece
1958  Painted a large fresco, Civitas Dei,  for the Vatican Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair
Designed a mosaic and lacquered panel for the Belgian Industry Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair
G.E. Jonge Vlaamse Schilderkunst, Antwerpen
1959  Painted a fresco in the Nationale Bank van België, Brussels
Study- and painting tour in Congo
1960  I.E. at the De Warande, Gent
Painted a series of portraits amongst others one of the Minister of state Theo Lefrèvre
1961  Painted a fresco in the Concertzaal Gaudium, Brussels
G.E. Six Flemish Painters, Drian Galleries, Londen
1962  I.E. at the Galerie Vyncke -Van Eyck, Gent
G.E. Peintres Contemporains, Exposition Franco-Belge, Gravelines
G.E. Aspects de l'Art Belge Contemporain, Lille
Designed Catalogue for the Gala van de Belgische Pers, Muntschouwburg, Brussel
Study tour to the United States of America
1963  I.E. at the Galerie Helicon, Hasselt
I.E. at the 't Schuttershof, Deurle
G.E. Aluchromie, at the Galerie Brachot, Brussels, at the Casino of Spa en at the Museum of München 
1964  G.E. Europese Schilderkunst, at the Europahaus, Vienna
I.E. at the Galerie de la Madeleine, Brussels
Exhibition with Lismonde, at the B.P.-Building, Antwerpen
G.E. Het Portret sinds Ensor, at the Abdij Geraardsbergen
I.E. at the Abdij Geraardsbergen
G.E. Junges Flandern, Frankfurt a/ Main, Germany
1965 G.E. Junge Flämische Künstler, at the Belgisches Haus, Köln
Study tour to the Warsaw Academic, Poland
Study- and painting tour in Diano Marina, Italy
G.E. Hedendaagse Vlaamse Kunst, at the Trefpunt, Eindhoven
I.E. at the Bank van Brussel, Aalst
I.E. at the Galerie Montjoie Agora, Brussels
1966  I.E. at the Galerie Campo, Antwerpen
I.E. at the Galerie Trefpunt, Blankenberge
I.E. at the Galerie Nova, Mechelen
I.E. at the Galerie De Meester, Roeselare
Painted a fresco for the College of Zottegem
Study- and painting tour in France  
1967  I.E. at the Galerie Van Geyt, Hulst
Exhibition with W. De Mulder, at the Cultureel Centrum, Affligem
G.E. at the Hessenhuis, Antwerpen
I.E. Diano Marina, Italië
Golden medal from the town Diano Marina, Italy
Study- and painting tour in Diano Marina, Italy
1968  G.E. Dertien Vlaamse Schilders Nu, Sint-Amandsberg
G.E. Aspecten van de Hedendaagse Kunst in België, Oude Stadshallen, Ieper
First Triënnale for Plastische art in België, Stadshallen, Brugge
Study- and painting tour in France
Retrospective exhibition, Oud Hospitaal, Aalst
1969  G.E. Aanwinsten Kunstbezit Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Provinciaal Hof, Brugge
G.E. at the Latemse Galerie, Sint-Martens-Latem
1970  G.E. Belgische Kunst voor Vietnamese Kinderen, at the Galerie Campo, Antwerpen
I.E. at the Galerie Imago, Tielt
Study- and painting tour in Istres, Southern France
1971  Painted a fresco in the Nationale Bank, Oudenaarde
G.E. Het Water in de Kunst,  at the Gebouw A.W.W., Antwerpen
G.E. Hedendaagse Kunst, at the Casino of Blankenberge
I.E. at the Galerie Pieter Coecke, Aalst
G.E. Facetten van de Jonge Vlaamse Kunst, at the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen
1972  I.E. at the Galerie AN-HYP, Kortrijk
Retrospective exhibition at the Provinciaal Begijnhof, Hasselt
G.T. Aspecten uit onze Hedendaagse Kunst, Galerie Valerius de Saedeleer, Aalst
1973  G.E. Van Permeke tot Heden, at the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten of Brussels and at the Casino of Knokke
G.E. Figuratieve Vijftigers, at the Galerie De Tinne Pot, Brussels
Study- and painting tour in Perros-Guirec, Brittany
I.E. at the Galerie Westrand, Dilbeek
G.E. at the Galerie G. Buysse, Sint-Martens-Latem
1974  G.E. Facetten van de Hedendaagse Kunst, at the Galerie Imago, Tielt
I.E. at the Galerie Ter Streep, Oostende
G.E. De Zee, at the Galerie Driekoningen, Beauvoorde
G.E. Brabant 1974, at the Museum of Elsene
1975  G.E. at the Europese School, Mol
G.E. Hedendaagse Kunstenaars in en om het Land van Aalst, at the Belfort, Aalst
1976  G.E. Kunstwerken verworven door de Staat (1974-1975), at the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels and at the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten van Antwerpen
G.E. at the Stichting Veranneman, Kruishoutem
G.E. Brabant 1976, at the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
G.E. Panorama der Vlaamse Kunst van Sint-Martens-Latem tot heden, at the Hilton Gallery, Brussels
1977  Exhibition with Rik Poot, at the Galerie Schoots, Eindhoven
II.E. at the Galerie n.v. Etalo, Ardooie
Exhibition with Rik Poot, at the Galerie De Gryse, Tielt
1978  I.E. at the Galerie De Vuyst, Lokeren
Monograph Van Saene by M. Duchateau crowned on the book fair of Leipziger Messe
1979  I.E. Van Saene und das Meer, at the Belgischer Haus, Köln
Exhibition with Rik Poot and G. Swimberghe, at the Galerie Hof ten Halve, Kampenhout
1980  G.E. Grafiek in Vlaanderen, at the Hantal, Kortrijk
G.E. Veranneman  50, at the Casino of Knokke
G.E. Contemporary Belgian Art, at the Adi Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Painted a portrait of R. Vandekerkhove on behalf of Senate
1981  Silk-screen print for the staff of KBC bank
G.E. 1881-1981 : Honderd jaar Wedstrijden Godecharle, at the Galerie Bortier, Brussels
1982  G.E. at the Museum Léon Desmet, Deurle
G.E. Belgische Kunst na '45, at the Galerie De Vuyst, Lokeren
1983  G.E. 100 jaar Moderne Kunst, at the Casino of Knokke
G.E. Biënnale Oost-Vlaanderen, at the castle van Poeke
G.E. Art Expo Dallas 1983, Dallas, USA 
1984 G.E. Vlaamse figuratieve Tekenaars, at the BBL, Kortrijk
1985  G.E. Hommage aan Ensor, at the Kursaal, Oostende
G.E. Moderne Vlaamse Kunst van Ensor tot heden, at the Casino of Knokke 
1986  Bibliophil edition Fazant, poems Van Herreweghen and drawings Van Saene
Exhibition with R. Slabbinck, at the Korrekelder, Brugge
1988  G.E. De Kwadratuur van het Origineel, at the PMMK, Oostende and at the Cultureel Centrum, Heusden Zolder
Appointed member of the Royal Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten 
1989  G.E. De Kwadratuur van het Origineel, at the Minderer Museum, Minden
G.E. Schilders van de Zee, at the Sint Audomaruskerk, Beauvoorde  
1990  G.E. Sail Art '90, at the De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
1991 G.E. 100 Kunstwerken van Vlaamse Kunstenaars, at the Museum A. Blomme & ter Posterie, Roeselare
Retrospective exhibition, at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle 
1993 I.E. at the Cultureel Centrum, Leuven 
1995 I.E. at the Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel
1996 G.E. Confrontatie van Ensor tot Landuyt, van Knopff tot Somville, Knokke-Heist
1997 G.E. Kleine Schilderijen van Grote Meesters, van Ensor over Claus tot Heden, at the Cultureel centrum Anto Diez,Bredene
1998 G.E. Aspecten Vlaamse Kunst Vandaag, at the Galerij Koertina van de Neva, Sint-Petersburg
1999 G.E. Internationale Grafiek rond Ensor, at the Cultureel Centrum Anto Diez, Bredene
2000 Died in Aalst on 21th January
I.E. = Individual exhibition and  G.E. = Group exhibition

Archives van Saene
Archives van Saene
World Fair Brussels 1958
Archives van Saene
Photo W. De Mulder
Photo Paul van den Abeele
Photo Paul van den Abeele