Fons Roggeman (° Aalst, 16 June 1939)
Pupil at the Academy of Fine Arts in Aalst. In 1953 he won the Valerius de Saedeleer Prize for the painting of sitting models. He was partly raised by his grandparents in Laarne (East Flanders). He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. In 1959 he was awarded the Pippijn Prize and in 1960 the Deleu Prize of Ghent. He has been living and working in Sint-Martens-Latem since 1961.