Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910)

Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910)

 

Son of cabinetmaker, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liege.
His first architectural work, much influenced by the English Arts and Crafts and by the work of Viollet-Le-Duc. The following year, he visited England and on his return in Liège opens a large furniture store and wallpapers , for which he received a grant from the Liberty & Co firm. where he also sells imported items from Iran, Japan, India.
In 1896, he opened a new store in Brussels, and a production unit with the architect René Dulong in 1899, and in 1902 definitively will create Art Nouveau pieces until 1910 in a strictly proper geometric style.

Gustave Serrurier-Bovy  is the more important belgian Art nouveau artist with Paul Hankar, Victor Horta and Henry van de Velde.

Gustave Serrurier Bovy