Mons. Emile FABRY

The St Ives Times in March 1916 announced he was painting in St Ives and that he was to remain for the duration of the War. A refugee from Belgium and a highly regarded symbolist painter, Fabry had been commissioned by University College, Cardiff to paint two canvasses, War and Peace. Tovey in his latest historical review of artists in St Ives, Sea Change, treats the reader to a section on 'The symbolist works of Emile Fabry' (Chap 3, section 3.3.)

After the Great War he was asked by Belgian Government to help design a Victory Monument/Memorial.



Painter in the symbolist style in watercolours; muralist in mosaic

works and access

Likenesses of the Artist: Memorial Plaque with the artist's likeness and below inscribed: 'Dans cette maison a vécu le peintre symboliste ÉMILE FABRY 1865-1966' ('In this house lived the symbolist painter Émile Fabry 1865-1966') at 1150 rue du Collège Saint-Michel 6 Brussels

Works include: Head and Snakes (1923); War; Peace


Plymouth Art Gallery November 1917

St Ives March 1919



Royal Academy of Belgium 1923-66

misc further info



St Ives Times 10 Mar 1916, 9 Nov 1917, 14 Mar 1919, 21 Mar 1919


Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p324)

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History; (2010) Sea Change