August Donnay (1862-1921) Belgian Artist
Auguste Donnay (b. in Liege) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liege, where he followed the course of Adrien de Witte. In 1888 the artist began his career as an illustrator creating posters. He also illustrated many books of poets (including "Tales for Children yesterday, by his close friend Albert Mockel). In 1900 Auguste Donnay was appointed professor of decorative arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liege. Suffering of a chronic depression, the artist committed suicide in 1921.