Wonderful new monograph on the beloved Belgian painter Raoul de Keyser (1930–2012), who pursued and developed a unique compositional sensibility in which distinctions between abstraction and figuration dissolved into an intimate, humble feeling of “everydayness.” His modestly scaled paintings featured simple but elusive shapes often rendered in a pastel palette, full of gentleness. With over 340 color illustrations, this volume was published in conjunction with the first posthumous retrospective exhibition on de Keyser, which took place at the Stedelijk Museum in 2018. Includes a comprehensive illustrated chronology. Friends and colleagues of de Keyser, such as Tomma Abts, Maria Eichhorn, Werner Feiersinger, Suzan Frecon, Roland Jooris, Thomas Scheibitz and James Welling, contribute comments on his life and work. Printed in Belgium Item #1182.