Isodor Verheyden (1846-1905), Eelfisher nearby Genk, no date, Tervuren
The artists of the historical artists’ colonies had selected very attractive sites by their attempt and goal to go ‘Back to Nature’. They were the predecessors and pioneers of environmental protection. They have essentially contributed to the safeguard of nature.
Dr. Benno Risch, Secretary-General of EuroArt, 2005