Paul van Ostaijen

Paul van Ostaijen
Do you like this poet?
4 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Paul van Ostaijen (22 February 1896 – 18 March 1928) was a Belgian poet and writer.

Van Ostaijen was born in Antwerp. His nickname was Mister 1830, derived from his habit of walking along the streets of Antwerp clothed as a dandy from that year.

His poetry shows influences from Modernism, Expressionism, Dadaism and early Surrealism, but Van Ostaijen's style is very much his own.

Van Ostaijen was an active flamingant, a supporter of Flemish independence. Because of his involvement with Flemish activism during World War I, he had to flee to Berlin after the war. In Berlin—one of the centers of Dadaism and Expressionism—he met many other artists. He also ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about Paul van Ostaijen

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about Paul van Ostaijen
[Hata Bildir]