Born on Schaarbeek in 1906, died in 2000. Charles Gilbert was Belgian expressionist known for his light color palette who lived in Paris between 1918 and 1931, later lived in Luik (Liege). Worked as a teacher of graphic art between 1961-1971 and later as Director of the Art Academy in Liege. In the 1950s he travelled through Spain, Greece, and Yugoslavia, visiting Macedonia in 1958. Two of his Macedonian watercolors , titled” Skopje 1958” are in the possession of the author of this book. He is listed in P. Piron art lexicon and his paintings can be found in the Art Museum of Liege.