About the artist
Ramah, stage name of Henri-François Raemakers (Sint-Joost-ten-Node, 2 September 1887 - there, 10 March 1947), was a Belgian painter, watercolourist, etcher, draughtsman and caricaturist who is considered to belong to the school of the Brabant Fauvists.
He was encouraged by François Beauck to pursue a career as an artist. Ramah mainly painted landscapes and portraits. His work was mainly decorative in nature. At the age of 25, he carried out the 15 etchings that were used in 1913 for a bibliophile edition of Les Villages illusoires by the Flemish French-speaking poet Emile Verhaeren. The following year he illustrated the Ulenspiegel by Charles De Coster.
From 1926 he was a member of the artists' collective Groupe des IX and in 1938 of Les Compagnons de l'Art.