Alechinsky, Pierre

Artist of Belgian origin, Pierre Alechinsky was born in 1927. First trained as an illustrator, he founded in 1949, with Karel Appel, Christian Dotremont and Asger John, the CoBrA Group, (Co  for Copenhagen,  Br  for Brussels and  A  for Amsterdam) grouping artists from Denmark, Belgium and The Netherlands, promoting technical spontaneity and freedom of expression in painting.

Author of an impressive corpus of paintings and prints, Alechinsky is currently one of the most prominent European artists. His work was shown in special exhibitions at the Museum of modern art (MOMA) and at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The François Mitterrand National Library of Paris presented in 2005 a major retrospective of his prints and the Royal Museum of Belgium offered him a consecration by presenting in 2007 “Alechinsky from A to Y” a major retrospective.

 

En route Nord

En route Nord, 2001, original lithograph, G/Z, 48 x 65,5 cm

Hors norme

Hors norme, 2005, original etching, 45/60, 50 x 38 cm

Roue vicinale

Roue vicinale, 1971, original lithograph, 42/150, 76 x 56 cm

(This lithograph comes with the 5 Francs Postage Stamp issued by the French Republic in 1985.)

Tous les 7 ans

Tous les 7 ans, 2008, etching and lithograph, EA XVII/XX, 59 x 49 cm

Constante

Constante, 1996, original lithograph signed by the artist, 96/99, 76 x 56 cm

Rides de vie

Rides de vie, (Self portrait) 1990, etching, 55/99, 55 x 40 cm

Michel Portal, lithograph and vinyl disc

Lithograph by Pierre Alechinsky with sleeve and vinyl long-playing disc by Michel Portal

Avec Michel Portal

Avec Michel Portal

Original Lithograph, 1980

76/90, 36,5 x 32,5 cm