Octave Maus  

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Octave Maus (12 June 1856, Brussels - 26 November 1919) was a Belgian art critic, writer, and lawyer.

Maus worked with fellow writer/lawyer Edmond Picard, and they together with Victor Arnould and Eugène Robert founded the weekly L'Art moderne in 1881. In 1884 Maus was elected the secretary of the recently formed Les XX, and his responsibilities included the organization of the annual exhibitions. In 1893 Maus advocated the dissolution of Les XX. In 1894 he founded Libre Esthétique.



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