Victor Horta (1861-1947) becomes one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau architecture in Belgium by breaking away from the influence of past styles. He is considered the leading figure of the movement and his work has a decisive influence on his peers. Horta is initiated into the Lodge Les Amis Philanthropes in 1888, where he meets some of his first clients, such as Émile Tassel, Maurice Frison, Eugène Autrique and later Max Hallet and Philippe Wolfers, members of another Brussels lodge.
The series of conferences will be given in French and will take place in the Masonic temple decorated in the Art Nouveau style in rue du Persil: Victor Horta and Freemasonry (29 April), Paul Hankar and Freemasonry (24 June), Philippe Wolfers and Freemasonry (30 September) and Art Nouveau, Music and Freemasonry (25 November).
Victor Horta and Freemasonry
Location: Rue du Persil, 8, 1000 Brussels