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Felix Timmermans

Felix Timmermans

Felix Timmermans (1886 - 1947) was self-taught and wrote plays, novels, short stories and poems.

His best known work is Pallieter (1916), an ode to life.

He was also a painter and graphic artist. He illustrated his own books and some of the books by his colleague and friend Ernest Claes.

In 1922 he was awarded the Three-Yearly National Prize for Flemish Literature for his short story “The wonderful hours of Miss Symforosa, the beguine” (De zeer schoone uren van Juffrouw Symforosa begijntjen).

His work was published in 27 languages.

On the 50th anniversary of Felix Timmermans' death the town council of Lier decided to commission a statue to be made in his memory. Anne-Marie Volders created this bronze statue of a quiet man.



The bronze Pallieter gazes up at the sky with his hands in his pockets. He is the main character in the novel of the same name by ...

juffrouw Symforosa


In the beguinage the graceful Symforosa stands next to ...

Felix Timmermansplein


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