This painter, aquarellist and gouachist from Hainaut attended classes at the Academy in Charleroi and at the Ecole de Musique in Montignies-sur-Sambre where he studed as a violinist. As an artist, he exchanged both his brush and his bow with enthusiasm throughout his career. As a musician he was attached to the orchestra of the conservatory in Charleroi and later to the chamber orchestra of Thudinia. In the 1950s, he investigates cubism and adopts a geometrical style that transcends the boundary of the pure abstract. Maurice Flavion translates reality into transparent compositions with different dimensions. The palette is often rich with blue, red and yellow. The lines are strong and may remind one of the strings of his violin. The region around Charleroi and Binche with its canals or his summer holidays in Calais or Ostend are recorded on canvas, panel or paper. In the 70s he left the cubist methodology. He often paints landscapes and imaginary cities in a personal style on the border between realism and lyrical abstract. Maurice Flavion is a regional artist and has held his solo exhibitions mainly in Charleroi. Famous group exhibitions included those of Thudinia in 1957 and 1958 in Thuin and the Triënnale for the artists from Hainaut in 1960 and 1963.