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Street named after Yvonne Serruys

    Yvonne Serruys (b. Menen, Belgium, 1873 – d. 1953, Paris, France) was a Franco-Belgian artist who was born into a wealthy francophone family. Serruys studied painting and drawing with Emile Claus. From 1892 to 1894, she studied in Brussels in the workshop of painter Georges Lemmen, a member of Les XX. Her workshop was in Paris and then in Menen. She received public recognition for her work, receiving the Légion d’honneur in 1920 and made an officer of the Order of Léopold in 1934. She died in Paris in 1953. Her will left many of her works to the town of Menen, where they are now held by the local museum, the Stadsmuseum of Schippershof.

    Address : Yvonne Serruysstraat, Menen

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