Luc Tuymans was born 1958 in Mortsel, Belgium, and now lives and works in Antwerp. His work can be found in several prominent international museums. Often Tuymans will study one subject at length and spread it over several paintings. The Second World War, Belgium’s colonial history, historical figures, extreme right parties in Flanders and catholic brotherhoods have all received a place in his works. In 2004 he was the first living Belgian to have a retrospective exhibition in the Tate Modern in London. Luc Tuymans is represented by Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp, and by David Zwirner in New York.