Mr. Van Den Abeele was born in Ronse, Belgium, on December 1, 1950. Since October 8, 1984, when he had an accident at work, he is tetraplegic. He went to primary and secondary school, then completed an apprenticeship and vocational school as mechanic. He continued his training until the accident happened. Through our member Marthe-Angéle Janssens, he started to paint with his mouth in January 1988.
Mr. Van Den Abeele has private painting lessons.
His hobby is reading. He is married.