Greta Van Puyenbroeck (1943 - )
Greta Van Puyenbroeck was born in Antwerp in 1943. Her parents Paula Verberckmoes and Vital Van Puyenbroeck, both artists, laid the foundation for her love of art by their example. From 1960 to 1962 she took lessons in painting and sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. At first it was mainly her children and pets that inspired her, later it became almost exclusively animals. She was well known in the Antwerp Zoo and Planckendael, as she always modelled the model on the spot. Most of the animals are portraits and the bond between her and the animal is typically tangible. Since 1976 she has exhibited several times by invitation or together with her mother. From Europe, New York, California, to Canada. Her work can be found in many private collections.