Eric Itschert was born in 1954 in Overijse, Belgium. In 1978, he obtained his certificate of architecture at the Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture Saint-Luc in Brussels. Beyond his architectural studies, which taught him design and perspective, Eric did not pursue any other academic art studies: the secret of his technique lies elsewhere.
While still in secondary school, Eric followed oil painting classes with the painter Georges Lambillotte. However, it is above all through his tuition in icon painting with renowned masters (at St Serge in Paris in the summer of 1973, with Bernard Frinking in 1986 and 1987 and on Paros in the Cyclades in 1989), that Eric acquired the ancestral technique of tempera painting, long forgotten in art academies.
Thus, the artist has produced architectural and iconographic works, paintings and illustrations (at Editions Louis Musin).