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Hendrik Elias was one of the first individuals to have earned a master’s degree in African art history at Ghent University.
His thesis on the art of the Songye was overseen by Frans Olbrechts.
Soon after he contributed a number of important pieces to the collection of the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale in Tervuren.
A dealer in top-quality African art, for many he was also an ongoing source of information on the subject .
He was an important figure in the early Brussels art scene and works that passed through his hands became part of great and famous collections, such as those of Willy Mestach, Jef Vander Straete, and René and Odette Delenne, among many others.