Pierre Alechinsky


Pierre Alechinsky born 19 October 1927 is a Belgian artist He has lived and worked in France since 1951 His work is related to tachisme, abstract expressionism, and lyrical abstraction

Alechinsky was born in Schaerbeek In 1944 he attended the l'École nationale supérieure d'Architecture et des Arts décoratifs de La Cambre, Brussels where he studied illustration techniques, printing and photography In 1945 he discovered the work of Henri Michaux, Jean Dubuffet and developed a friendship with the art critic Jacques Putman In 1949 he joined Christian Dotremont, Karel Appel, Constant, Jan Nieuwenhuys and Asger Jorn to form the art group Cobra He participated both with the Cobra exhibitions and went to Paris to study engraving at Atelier 17 under the guidance of Stanley William Hayter in 1951

In 1954 he had his first exhibition in Paris and started to become interested in oriental calligraphy In the early 1950s he was the Paris correspondent for the Japanese journal Bokubi the joy of ink In 1955, encouraged by Henri Storck and Luc de Heusch, he left for Japan with his wife He exhibited Night, 1952 Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki and made a film: Japanese Calligraphy – Christian Dotremont would write the commentary with music by André Souris

Le Bruit de la Chute, 1974–75

By 1960 he had exhibited in London, Bern and at the Venice Biennial, and then in Pittsburgh, New York City, Amsterdam and Silkeborg as his international reputation grew

He worked with Walasse Ting and continued to be close to Christian Dotremont He also developed links with André Breton

His international career continued throughout the seventies and by 1983 he became Professor of painting at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris In 1994 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Free University of Brussels, and in 1995 one of his designs was used on a Belgian stamp His works are held in the collections of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Tate,1 Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the New York Museum of Modern Art,2 the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis,3 and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida4 The main-belt asteroid 14832 Alechinsky was named in his honour in October 20005

Referencesedit

  1. ^ tateorguk
  2. ^ momaorg
  3. ^ http://collectionswalkerartorg/item/agent/919 collectionswalkerartorg
  4. ^ http://wwwmoaflorg Archived 24 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D 2007 Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – 14832 Alechinsky Springer Berlin Heidelberg p 817 ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3 Retrieved April 2016  Check date values in: |access-date= help
  • Mueller-Yao, Marguerite: Der Einfluss der Kunst der chinesischen Kalligraphie auf die westliche informelle Malerei, Diss Bonn, Koeln Koenig 1985, ISBN 3-88375-051-4 pbk http://wwwexpo-alechinskybe/EN/Tentoonstellingaspx

External linksedit

  • Pierre Alechinsky collection at the Israel Museum Retrieved September 2016
  • Galerie Lelong, Paris
  • Pierre Alechinsky at the Museum of Modern Art


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