Alice Frey (Painter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Alice Frey

Alice Frey was a Belgian painter. Born in Antwerp, Alice was one of three children. She was trained as a dressmaker, a trade which she later taught as a school teacher. As with many Belgian families, the Freys left their home in the First World War, moving to Ostend. There Alice met painter James Ensor who became a close friend. Ensor encouraged Alice’s interest in art, and after the war she enrolled as student in the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, where she studied drawing and painting. It was as a student that she met her future husband Georges Marlier, himself later a noted art critic and painter. They married in 1922. Together they formed part of a group known as Lumière, which published a journal. A second journal, Ça Ira, was established by Alice, and these formed part of the avant-garde movement in Belgium in the 1920s. Alice Frey’s work was widely exhibited in her lifetime. In her later years she became profoundly deaf and lived alone in Ostend.

Born: Jun 25, 1895, Antwerp, Belgium
Died: Aug 30, 1981, Ostend, Belgium
Nationality: Belgian
Education: Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp
Known for: Painting
Movement: Expressionism

About Alice Frey

Belgian painter who was a leader of the avant-garde movement during the 1920s.

Before Fame

She studied painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.


She worked as a dressmaker and a schoolteacher.

Family Life

She married painter and art critic Georges Marlier in 1922.


Her early works were influenced by the art of Marc Chagall .

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Latest information about Alice Frey updated on August 29, 2020.

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