James Ensor (d 1949) was a remarkable artist and evokes the spirit of pre-war Ostend. His house is the novelty and curiosity shop and living quarters above which he inherited from his uncle and where he spent the rest of his life. Some of it looks like he has only just stepped out, though it was greatly restored in the '70s. Reproductions of his work have great impact on display in rooms in which he lived, including a stunning front parlour with period furnishings. See the house it to better understand a seminal figure in Belgian surrealism of the last century.
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