Willy I left this world at 3.10 pm GMT on 25 November 2010

Age: 88
Hometown: Herzele
Accepts Commissions: No
Logged in: No

Number of Visits: 3955

Background and Lifestyle

Smoker No
Drinker No
Education High school
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyI am a child of 12 and I finished school at 16, having survived the horrors of the WW II. At age 17 I started my career as a postman. My first hobby was boxing, and later archery, until I got digging into the arts, collecting numerous reproductions and following a course of drawing by mail correspondence. Soon I started making works on commission, of the masters and the occasional photograph, for one of my neighbours, who'd just come back from a holiday abroad. On the sideline it paid well for the upbringing of my four children (one of whom is Alann De Vuyst, also present on this website). Soon I climbed up the ladder at the postal services and became the administrator of the Culture Department there in Brussels. The Post organizes several annual exhibitions for postmen who als paint. We went to places like Moscow and Istanbul. Frankly,I lost count of the many works I made and exhibitions, solo and group.
InterestsCyclism (ie.Tour de France), archery,reading, the news on the telly, painting of course,and a good thriller or/and a soap.
MusicMarty Robbins, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Andy Stewart, the Bolero of Ravel.
FilmsGone With the wind. Fernandel movies
TelevisionBonanza, UNCLE, Mannix, All in the Family, High Chapparal. Flemish soap called "Thuis". Lucille Ball
BooksSpartacus Ben Hur
HeroesEddy Mercx, Jacques Anquetil, Lucien van Impe, Joe Frazier, Muhammed Ali.Fernandel, Bourvil,Toon Hermans, Dorus, Swiebertje, Tommy Cooper. My mum...


Numerous exhibits in Belgium, solo and collective, and some venues abroad like Turkey and Russia. https://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=es&shva=1#inbox/12cc170609288e50

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Recent messages left for this artist


Congratulations to the gallery.


I am his son, and my site has been deleted...why?


try going ta your site al,




Thanks Sally Mae for you feelings...


Thanks Juliane, Yes, I think he would, so, I will leave it here. I never ever get any messages from the webmaster....


Hello Alann, I've just joined myart and sorry to hear about your dad ... my condolences. Sounds like he was a great guy w interesting life. I like his style of painting .. natural, simplistic and beautiful. I think he would be pleased if you left his site here. Regards... j


Your Dad did 'know how to deal with this'. a lesson for all in our mortality, how to die with consciousness and grace. I know you must be missing him tremendously. Beautiful work, Willy! Perhaps now to paint with all the light frequencies we can only imagine? God Speed.


Thank you all for your condolences. The funeral service is today, in Lochristie's church in Belgium. God speed.


my deepest condolenses.


Wow, I am sorry to hear about your dad, transitions are inevitable. I love the way you chose to express his passing in the image, peace be with you, mary jane


Godspeed, Willy. I follow soon enough.


I am sorry to hear of your loss and offer my deepest condolence.


Really sorry to hear that.


Dad passed away last afternoon at 3.10 pm...thank you for your sympathy.


At 3.10 pm yesterday, Willy De Vuyst, my dad passed away.

jh ( Deleted user )

Sorry to hear your dads so ill, I pray with you and yours at this difficult time.


again i'm so very,very sorry,,please try to keep in mind,,your dad will be greeted with open arms,that i am sure of !!


Thanks Herb. Just got message that my dad is not responding anymore today, so he could be passing away today...


willy,you are in my prays,this site is a monument of your pass an present,one day your great,great,grand children may visit this site,,god bless,,,herb