Verhal Eric (°Roeselare, Belgium 1938)

Masters of Art History and Archaelogy, State University, Ghent, Belgium.
Masters of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

In 1968, after a period of four years as a teacher at the Lycée des Garçons in Sfax, Tunisia, Verhal leaves for Spain and Portugal with a scholarship from the Belgian Gouverment.

After this, he travels to the U.S.A. where he teaches painting and printmaking at the Washington University, St. Louis, U.S.A. In 1970 he obtains his Masters of Fine Arts degree at the same university.

From 1973 up until 1999, Verhal teaches history of art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium.

In the summers of 1974 till 1981, Verhal teaches diffirent  courses at the Portland School of Art, Maine, U.S.A. and at the University of North-Carolina, Greensboro, North-Carolina, U.S.A.

Verhal obtains scholarships for Rome, Italy, in 1961-1962, Lisbon in 1966-1967 and Germany in 1978. In September and October 1979, he works in Boston, U.S.A., and obtains a scholarship for Japan, in 1983, where he has a show in the White Striped House Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

In 1998 Verhal opens a studio in Brooklyn (N.Y. City, U.S.A.). Arsonists burn the studio down and Verhal’s studio moves to Coton-on-Hudson, N.Y., U.S.A., in the house of his oldest daughter.

Verhal opens a new studio in France, Le Massif Central, Le Cantal, in 2002. Since then he resides between Belgium and France.


Collections in Belgium

Bank van Parijs en de Nederlanden, Brussels.
De Belgische Staat en de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels.
De Nationale Bank van België, Brussels.
De Generale Bank, Brussels.
Het Prentenkabinet, Brussels.
Het Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostend.
Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Economie, Leuven.

Collections in het other countries (the most important)

De Belgische Academie te Rome, Italy.
Adam Aronson Collectie, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Steinberg Hall Collectie, St.Louis, U.S.A.
Washington University’s School of Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Bradsher Collectie, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, U.S.A.
Muir Collection, Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
De Nationale Prentencollectie van de Portugese Staat, Lissabon, Portugal.
Stadhuis, Kanazawa, Japan.
Tama Universiteit, Tokio, Japan
Tsukahara Collectie, Tokio, Japan.
Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosh, South Africa.