Roger Raveel was a Belgian artist born on July 15, 1921, in Machelen-aan-de-Leie, and passed away on January 30, 2013, in Deinze. He is considered one of the most significant Belgian artists of the 20th century. Raveel is best known for his unique style that blends elements of surrealism, expressionism, and pop art.

He began his career in the 1950s and quickly gained recognition for his striking paintings, which combined everyday objects and landscapes with abstract elements. While his work is often associated with Flemish expressionism, he created his own distinctive style characterized by vibrant colors and geometric shapes.

Raveel was also a key figure in the Belgian art scene beyond his own work. He was involved in the founding of the Nieuwe Visie (New Vision) group, which aimed to bring innovation to the art world, and was active in promoting contemporary art in Belgium and beyond.

His influence extends across various disciplines, including painting, sculpture, and graphic art. Raveel received numerous awards and recognitions for his work during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to thrive in the many museums and galleries that exhibit his work.