Kerat in word & image

OPEN HOUSE in arts and art restoration studio Kerat. Discover a masterpiece with art expert Frederik Cnockaert on 6 january 2019

Frederik lives in the flemish village  Wervik in the flat country of West Flanders, Jacques Brel’s “plat pays”. Every first Sunday of the month there Kerat invites clients to their Open House from 10.30 am – 12 pm and 14.30 pm to 17.30 pm. We demonstrate the restoration of artworks, with a focus on paintings and sculptures. We show also some self made art works. You are kindly invited when you have a restoration work for me or a comission of a painting ! Download here film about Kerat Art & Antiques Expert  See here a sample movie bekijk hier deel1 uit tv-serie topservice  deel 2deel 3 , deel 4.


Frederik Cnockaert is chosen to be present in the art and crafts book of high quality artisans.

"Manufactum" places our restoration Artist studio Kerat in the spotlight. The authors discribe the work of Frederik Cnockaert as Belgian high - end Craftmanship. Mastership. The book places artisans craftspeople in the spotlight the " Masters in handcraft ". Preservation and conservation of old and new paintings, canvas, paper or panel. Polychrome wood statues, stone sculpture carriers. Surprising stories of craftsmen behind the companie, having a passion for their trade. About what drove them to practice a certain craft, and  the skills needed, about the trade itself. But also about their materials or tools. download pdf here

The legend that conquers from wheelie to horsie, a painted creation by our art studio a portrait for Peter Sagan.

I made this unique painting in comission for KBK. Instead his usual trick of doing a wheelie on his bike, Sagan is depicted riding a horse that is rearing up while pointing his finger towards the sky in a manner simular to Bonaparte in J.L. David's "Napoleon Crossing the Alps". However instead of showing the Alpine scenery and the french army marching up the Col du Grand St-Bernard. Sagan is shown riding his horse in the cobbles of a Flemish village with fans cheering him on. Frederik paints this world, not without irony and with baroque means. Contact us email if you want a painting like this in another concept

Frederik Cnockaert chief restorer of art Studio Kerat restored with his studio all the paintings for the church of Parike Brakel

We are proud to say that all the art works in the Lambertus Church are restored by the art conservators studio Kerat from Wervik in Flanders. The painting of Assumption of Mary by Gaspar de Craeyer was the most important painting in this church.

Art Studio Kerat restored MEULEBEEKS MOURNING BOARD.

The mourning board of the noble family 'de Lens' is back in the Sint Amandus church in Meulebeke. The mourning board, also known as an Obiit, refers to Count Robert de Lens (1738-1818). Since 1792, this count stayed in the former castle of Meulebeke during every summer.

Fake or Fortune antique roadshow ' ritcher than you think ' took a visit to art studio of kerat for expertise of a painting.

Frederik Cnockaert as top art expert was asked for his expertise by dutch television VTM to examine live on tv , a painting for  download film here , Fake and Fortune antique roadshow. See here audio part 1 and part two

Renovation of the art works in the church Assumption of the Holy Mary Zutendaal.

We restored  the sculptures, paintings on canvas, murals and decorative walpaintings in the church of Zutendaal.  


On September 8, 2016 we received the official certification ‘Acknowledged Craft’ by the Belgian government. A nice recognition that makes us very proud !


The American Getty Institute is paying for a Dutch research of the famous "Lam Gods" by the Van Eyck brothers. As a result, F. Cnockaert was interviewed in ‘Terzake’ in VRT-Canvas . They talked about the neglect of the Flemish art heritage, the lack of resources for researching artworks and the undervalued role of the conservators and restaurators in our country. Here you van see Ter zake


Each year, Kerat participates in the Arts & Crafts Day's. Visit our studio on this day and discover the world of art and restoration. A feeling for art is as much a feeling for history as it is a feeling for beauty. Open on 7 january 2019. Free entrance from 9 am to 18.00 pm. We show paintings and statues that are in restoration proces. See here a sample movie bekijk hier deel1 uit tv-serie topservice  deel 2deel 3 , deel 4.