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Pierre Alechinsky was born in Brussels in 1927. From 1944 to 1948, he studied typography, photography, and printing and illustration techniques at the Ecole nationale d'architechure et des arts décoratifs de la Cambre in Brussels. In 1945, he discovered the work of Michaux, of Dubuffet, and of the Surrealists, and becomes friends with the critic and art dealer Jacques Putman. His first personal exposition took place in 1947. Then in 1949 he met Dotremont and became a member of the Cobra movement in the same year, joining artists Asger Jorn and Karel Appel; he became one of the most productive members. The movement held an importance for him as much on a personal level as an ideological one: uninhibited spontaneity in art, the rejection of pure abstraction, and a refusal to specialize.

After the dissolution of the Cobra group, whose spirit he would continue to foster (“Cobra is my school", he would say), Pierre Alechinsky moved to Paris. He finished his training as an engraver and introduced new techniques to Atelier 17, directed by Stanley William Hayter. It is during this same time beginning in 1952 that he became friends with Alberto Giacometti, Bram Van Velde, Wallace Ting, and that he began correspondence with the Japanese calligrapher Shiryu Morita de Kyoto. He progressively abandons oil painting for quicker and lore supple materials, such as ink, that allowed him freer reign over his fluid and sensitive style. Fascinated by oriental calligraphy, whose spontaneity attracted him, he undertook several trips to the Orient and in Kyoto made a documentary film on traditional Japanese art.

Beginning in the 1960s, Alechinsky began making frequent visits to New York, where he discovered a technique that suited him well – acrylic painting, introduced to him by Wallace Ting. The same year, he created his most famous work, “Central Park", with which he inaugurates painting “with notes in the margins" inspired by comic books, where the central image is surrounded by a series of hand-drawn vignettes designed to complete the sense of the painting.

Passionate about books, he illustrated poems and texts for writers including Cioran, Butor, Yves Bonnefoy, André Frénaud, Tardieu, etc, and published several works. In 1983 Alechinsky became a professor of painting at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since the 1980s, the artist has pursued his graphic research across a wide variety of media. It is in this same period that he gained access to the public order (Palais Bourbon, Hall du Ministère des Finances, etc). Expositions and retrospectives recognize him internationally, museums as well as galleries welcoming his work across the world entire. He lives and works in Bougival.


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Print, Schismes, Pierre Alechinsky

Schismes

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 32 x 92 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.6 x 36.2 x 0 inch

$3,371

Painting, Semainier 3, Pierre Alechinsky

Semainier 3

Pierre Alechinsky

Painting - 50 x 65 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch

$13,484

Fine Art Drawings, Pays minier, Pierre Alechinsky

Pays minier

Pierre Alechinsky

Fine Art Drawings - 97.5 x 63 cm Fine Art Drawings - 38.4 x 24.8 inch

$35,958

Print, Fenêtre, Pierre Alechinsky

Fenêtre

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 102 x 68.5 x 0.5 cm Print - 40.2 x 27 x 0.2 inch

$6,742

Print, Première Primaire, Pierre Alechinsky

Première Primaire

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 75 x 53 cm Print - 29.5 x 20.9 inch

$1,348

Painting, Speculoos, Pierre Alechinsky

Speculoos

Pierre Alechinsky

Painting - 100 x 60 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$26,968

Print, Ciel d'encre, Pierre Alechinsky

Ciel d'encre

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 65 x 48 cm Print - 25.6 x 18.9 inch

$2,809

Print, Composition, Pierre Alechinsky

Composition

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 14.5 x 20.5 cm Print - 5.7 x 8.1 inch

$888

Painting, Trois coups de rouge, Pierre Alechinsky

Trois coups de rouge

Pierre Alechinsky

Painting - 34 x 24 x 1 cm Painting - 13.4 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch

$12,360

Painting, Sous protection, Pierre Alechinsky

Sous protection

Pierre Alechinsky

Painting - 25 x 35 x 1 cm Painting - 9.8 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch

$12,360

Print, Ainsi ne soit-il pas, Pierre Alechinsky

Ainsi ne soit-il pas

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 66 x 51 cm Print - 26 x 20.1 inch

$1,348

Print, La beauté désœuvre, Pierre Alechinsky

La beauté désœuvre

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 66 x 51 cm Print - 26 x 20.1 inch

$1,348

Print, Jours Ouvrables, Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 80 x 58 cm Print - 31.5 x 22.8 inch

$1,506

Painting, Gaz aux étages, Pierre Alechinsky

Gaz aux étages

Pierre Alechinsky

Painting - 52.5 x 75.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 20.7 x 29.7 x 0 inch

$20,226

Print, Bouche d'eau II, Pierre Alechinsky

Bouche d'eau II

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 55.5 x 75 cm Print - 21.9 x 29.5 inch

$1,067

Print, Objet Volant II, Pierre Alechinsky

Objet Volant II

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$2,135

Print, Deux, Pierre Alechinsky

Deux

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 64.5 x 47 cm Print - 25.4 x 18.5 inch

$1,461

Print, Vibrions N&B, Pierre Alechinsky

Vibrions N&B

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 58 x 66.5 cm Print - 22.8 x 26.2 inch

$2,023

Print, Galactic flying object, Pierre Alechinsky

Galactic flying object

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 65.5 x 48 x 0.1 cm Print - 25.8 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$2,023

Print, Objet Volant III, Pierre Alechinsky

Objet Volant III

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$2,135

Print, Sans titre, Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 32 x 23.5 cm Print - 12.6 x 9.3 inch

$1,686

Print, Jours Ouvrables V, Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables V

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 80 x 58 cm Print - 31.5 x 22.8 inch

$1,506

Print, Jours Ouvrables I, Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables I

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 80 x 58 cm Print - 31.5 x 22.8 inch

$1,506

Print, Papier roulé, Pierre Alechinsky

Papier roulé

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 79 x 51.5 cm Print - 31.1 x 20.3 inch

$787

Print, Sans-titre, Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 32.5 x 25 cm Print - 12.8 x 9.8 inch

$730

Print, Pour J. Mansour, Pierre Alechinsky

Pour J. Mansour

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 23.8 x 13 cm Print - 9.4 x 5.1 inch

$618

Print, Invention de la pudeur, Pierre Alechinsky

Invention de la pudeur

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 24 x 16.8 cm Print - 9.4 x 6.6 inch

$787

Print, L'oiseau ailé, Pierre Alechinsky

L'oiseau ailé

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 29.5 x 20.5 cm Print - 11.6 x 8.1 inch

$730

Print, Le chat sauvage, Pierre Alechinsky

Le chat sauvage

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 22 x 13.7 cm Print - 8.7 x 5.4 inch

$674

Print, Astrologie poétique II, Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique II

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 27 x 32.5 cm Print - 10.6 x 12.8 inch

$787

Print, Quatre-vingt-dix 1, Pierre Alechinsky

Quatre-vingt-dix 1

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 38 x 29 cm Print - 15 x 11.4 inch

$2,247

Print, Douzième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Douzième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Tardieu, Pierre Alechinsky

Tardieu

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 65 x 50 cm Print - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,517

Print, L'épreuve II, Pierre Alechinsky

L'épreuve II

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 28 x 18.8 cm Print - 11 x 7.4 inch

$730

Print, L'épreuve I, Pierre Alechinsky

L'épreuve I

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 28 x 18.8 cm Print - 11 x 7.4 inch

$730

Print, Il est défendu, etc..., Pierre Alechinsky

Il est défendu, etc...

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 29.5 x 20.5 cm Print - 11.6 x 8.1 inch

$730

Print, Courbe commune, Pierre Alechinsky

Courbe commune

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 24 x 16.8 cm Print - 9.4 x 6.6 inch

$674

Print, Astrologie poétique IV, Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique IV

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 27 x 32.5 cm Print - 10.6 x 12.8 inch

$787

Print, Astrologie poétique III, Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique III

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 27 x 32.5 cm Print - 10.6 x 12.8 inch

$787

Print, Astrologie poétique I, Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique I

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 27 x 32.5 cm Print - 10.6 x 12.8 inch

$787

Print, Septième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Septième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Une bonne semaine, Samedi, Pierre Alechinsky

Une bonne semaine, Samedi

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$1,787

Print, Une bonne semaine, Vendredi, Pierre Alechinsky

Une bonne semaine, Vendredi

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$1,787

Print, Une bonne semaine, Jeudi, Pierre Alechinsky

Une bonne semaine, Jeudi

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$1,787

Print, Une bonne semaine, Mercredi, Pierre Alechinsky

Une bonne semaine, Mercredi

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$1,787

Print, Une bonne semaine, Mardi, Pierre Alechinsky

Une bonne semaine, Mardi

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$1,787

Print, Lundi ((Une bonne semaine), Pierre Alechinsky

Lundi ((Une bonne semaine)

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 60 x 54 cm Print - 23.6 x 21.3 inch

$1,787

Print, Jours Ouvrables IV, Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables IV

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 80 x 58 cm Print - 31.5 x 22.8 inch

$1,506

Print, Jours Ouvrables II, Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables II

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 80 x 58 cm Print - 31.5 x 22.8 inch

$1,506

Print, Trois, Pierre Alechinsky

Trois

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 64.5 x 47 cm Print - 25.4 x 18.5 inch

$1,461

Print, Un, Pierre Alechinsky

Un

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 64.5 x 47 cm Print - 25.4 x 18.5 inch

$1,461

Print, Dix-neuvième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Dix-neuvième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Quatorzième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Quatorzième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Onzième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Onzième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Dixième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Dixième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Huitième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Huitième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Troisème arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Troisème arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Deuxième arrondissement de Paris, Pierre Alechinsky

Deuxième arrondissement de Paris

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 31.5 x 47.5 cm Print - 12.4 x 18.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Griseire à minuit 5, Pierre Alechinsky

Griseire à minuit 5

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 49.5 x 40 cm Print - 19.5 x 15.7 inch

$1,000

Print, Griserie à minuit 3, Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 3

Pierre Alechinsky

Print - 49.5 x 40 cm Print - 19.5 x 15.7 inch

$1,000

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The artistic movements of the artists are: Experimental Painters, Famous Illustrators, Classically-Inspired Illustrative Artists, Inspired by Astrology

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1927