JAN BUYTAERT (1939 - 2011)


Jan Buytaert was a visual artist and a student of Oskar Kokoschka, but he did not pursue any social or economic success.

He was also a passionate art collector. Remarkable - and extremely grateful – are the several self portraits in his oeuvre, which were the inspiration for a series of projects at WARP. 

When he died at the age of  72 he insisted in his will that his residence would be used as an arts center. After a very thorough renovation WARP started using his property for their activities since 2013.