Pierre Alechinsky

Birth placeBelgium Birth date1927

Belgian painter and engraver whose work brings together characteristics of expressionism and surrealism. Alechinsky studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs de la Cambre in Brussels, showing special interest in book and typography illustration techniques. He was one of the members of the CoBrA group, with which he participated in numerous exhibitions in different countries. As soon as his fame has grown internationally, he has worked with Wallace Ting, always maintaining close ties with Christian Dotremont as well as with André Breton. His impeccable reputation continued throughout the 1970s and in 1983 he entered as a professor of painting at the National Superior School of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1994 he was awarded the title of Doctor honoris causa of the Free University of Brussels. Alechinsky has made numerous exhibitions in Europe as well as in America.

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