Swa Claes
  • Born in Balen, (B) in 1935
  • Water-colour artist and aquarellist
  • Graduate of the Academy for Visual Arts in Mol (B) under the guidance of Leo Lewi and Fred Jocqué
  • Long-term member of the Board of Directors of the society “Vrienden van het Jakob Smitsmuseum vzw”, Mol (B) (
  • 1978 founding member and, from 1988 to 2008, President of the “Kempische Water-colour Association” (KAV) and later of the “Water-colour Institute of Belgium” (AIB)
  • 1998: Cofounder of the “European Confederation of Watercolour Societies”(ECWS)
  • Organiser and instructor at many water-colour workshops in Belgium and abroad


Swa Claes