Between his birth in 1918 in Brussels and his premature death at the age of forty-two, Englebert Van Anderlecht appeared like a meteor in the firmament of contemporary painting in Belgium. In less than four years, he produced the most important part of a lifes work that placed him in global terms among the best exponents of lyrically gesturing abstraction. His painting was an expression of conflict, unrest and rebellion, feelings that connected him with artists and poets who added dripping paint and shrill words to the restless power of his own accomplishments. In this study, author Serge Goyens de Heusch assigns the artist the place that he deserves within the context of informal art, alongside Pollock and Mathieu.