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Sabine Taevernier

Self-employed art expert
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Master‘s Degrees earned:

Master in the History of Art, Modern times, Catholic University of Leuven Master‘s Thesis: ̳Het zelfportret in het oeuvre van James Ensor‘ (Self-portrait in the Works of James Ensor)

Field of Research/are of work on Ensor: 

  • Scientific assistant with the exhibitions in the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam
  • Expert in the Impressionists and Modern‘s department at Christie‘s, Manson & Woods (1988-1998)
  • Self-employed art expert (since 1998)
  • Chair of the Ensor Advisory Committee (since 2002)


  1. Robert Hoozee, Sabine Bown-Taevernier and F.J. Heijbroek, Ik James Ensor, Tekeningen en prenten, exhibition cat., Ghent, Museum of Fine Arts; Amsterdam, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, 1987, 160 p.
  2. 'James Ensor, les eaux fortes‘, in: James Ensor, exhibition cat., Paris, Musée du Petit Palais, 1990, pp. 61-66.
  3. 'Het stilleven... een stijloefening‘, in: James Ensor, Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, 1999, pp. 32-37 (appears in Dutch and French).
  4. 'De etsen van James Ensor. Visioenen in beeld gebracht‘, in: James Ensor, Pro Luce nobilis sum, Brussels, Dexia Bank, 2009, pp. 18-27.
  5. 'Un squelette qui dessine: les dessins d'Ensor au musée d'Orsay‘, in: James (art) Ensor, Paris, Musée d‘Orsay, 2009-2010, pp. 219-223.

Projects: Exhibitions: 

  1. Frits Van den Berghe, Ghent, Museum of Fine Arts, 1983
  2. Aspecten van het symbolisme, Antwerp, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, 1985
  3. Ensor, Hodler, Kruyder, Munch, Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 1988
  4. As a member of the Ensor Advisory Committee involved in various Ensor initiatives both in Belgium and abroad

Relevant memberships/workgroups: 

  1. Ensor Advisory Committee: Dr. Robert Hoozee (MSK Ghent), Xavier Tricot, Sabine Taevernier and Herwig Todts (KMSKA)
  2. Belgian Chamber of Art Experts