Circus tiger jump. Oil on canvas. Jacques Van Melkebeke (1904-1983)

Jacque Van Melkebeke (1904-1983)

Tiger Jump.

Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated lower left.

50cm 40cm

Jacques Van Melkebeke (12 December 1904 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian painter, journalist, writer, and comic strip writer. He was the first chief editor of Tintin magazine and wrote scripts and articles anonymously for many of their publications.

A friend of Hergé, Van Melkebeke took part in a semi-official way in the development of some of the storylines of The Adventures of Tintin, adding a number of cultural references. He is also supposed to have contributed to certain elements of the Blake and Mortimer series, although Edgar P. Jacobs disputed this fact.[1] Van Melkebeke's personality was one of the main sources of inspiration for the Blake and Mortimer character Philip Angus Mortimer.
sold 01 2021 (EU)
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