Oil/canvas, 119,5 x 90 cm, lo. le. sign. a. dat. Straten 1929. - Belgian painter, draughtsman a. graphic artist, started studying in Atwerp but moved to Amsterdam to continue his studies at the local academy under J. J. Aarts 1915-16, began his career as woodcutter to the renovation of which he contributed significantly after WW I, received influences by F. Masereel, R. Dufy a. H. Orlowski, was co-founder of the Antwerp artist"s group "Lumière". - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit.