Georges Van Der Straeten (Belgium, 1856 ~ 1941) He trained as a lawyer, but turned to sculpture and studied under G. Kasteleyn and Jef Lambeaux. He exhibited at the Salon from 1885 until 1912. He worked and became friends with January van Beers. He received various awards, including a silver medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900. He became Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. Van der Straeten G. demonstrated great technical mastery and achievements a high quality finish. He produced numerous portraits, busts imaginative graceful and alluring young Parisian women a little scoundrels and frivolous. His work and style are similar to the sculptor of Italian origin Villanis (1858-1914).