Size: 23.75 x 31.5 inches
Artist: Alechinsky, Pierre
Pierre Alechinsky is a Belgian artist who, since 1951, has lived and worked in France. His work is related to abstract expressionism and lyrical abstraction.
Alchinsky attended art school in Brussels where he studied illustration techniques, printing and photography. In 1945 he discovered and was very influenced by the work of Jean Dubuffet, and in 1949 he and a group of artist friends formed the art group Cobra.
In 1954 he had his first exhibition in Paris and started to become interested in oriental calligraphy. By 1960 he exhibited in London, Bern, New York City, Amsterdam and at the Venice Biennale. His international career continued throughout the seventies and by 1983 he became Professor of painting at the École national 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 museum collections around the world, and in 2000, a main-belt asteroid (14832) was named after him.