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The writer, poet, and painter Henri Michaux was born in Namur in 1899. Born into a wealthy family living in Brussels, he grew up reading Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. He studied medicine first, then gave it up to become a sailor. He discovered Lautréamont and began to write a lot himself. He emigrated to Paris in the '20s and renounced Belgium.

From 1925 he discovered painting, which enabled him to « free himself from words, these sticky partners ». His techniques included watercolours, drawing, gouache, engraving and ink. His drawings of neurons, faces, and hundreds of silhouettes invaded the paper to create strange textures. Both in drawing and writing, his content was inspired by his experiences with mescalin which he experimented with very scientifically, a reminder of his penchant for medicine.

He took part in the « L’envolée lyrique » exhibition in Paris (1945-1956) but often refused to accept the awards conferred on him as well as interviews in order to preserve his solitude and discreet place in history. He also never joined any movement, as he considered writing and painting as the means of introspection.

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All artworks of Henri Michaux
Painting, Sans titre, Henri Michaux

Sans titre

Henri Michaux

Painting - 17 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 6.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

€13,000

Print, Par la voie des rythmes 152, Henri Michaux

Par la voie des rythmes 152

Henri Michaux

Print - 38 x 32.5 cm Print - 15 x 12.8 inch

€750

Fine Art Drawings, Composition abstraite, Henri Michaux

Composition abstraite

Henri Michaux

Fine Art Drawings - 32.5 x 52.5 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.8 x 20.7 x 0.4 inch

€17,000

Print, Composition, Henri Michaux

Composition

Henri Michaux

Print - 50.5 x 33 cm Print - 19.9 x 13 inch

€900

Print, Composition 119, Henri Michaux

Composition 119

Henri Michaux

Print - 50.5 x 33 cm Print - 19.9 x 13 inch

€900

Print, Composition 116, Henri Michaux

Composition 116

Henri Michaux

Print - 50.5 x 33 cm Print - 19.9 x 13 inch

€900

Painting, Untitled, Henri Michaux

Untitled

Henri Michaux

Painting - 38.3 x 57 x 0.1 cm Painting - 15.1 x 22.4 x 0 inch

€24,000

Print, Composition 127, Henri Michaux

Composition 127

Henri Michaux

Print - 50.5 x 33 cm Print - 19.9 x 13 inch

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Print, Composition 115, Henri Michaux

Composition 115

Henri Michaux

Print - 50.5 x 33 cm Print - 19.9 x 13 inch

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Print, Par la voie des rythmes 164, Henri Michaux

Par la voie des rythmes 164

Henri Michaux

Print - 38 x 32.5 cm Print - 15 x 12.8 inch

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Print, Par la voie des rythmes 153, Henri Michaux

Par la voie des rythmes 153

Henri Michaux

Print - 38 x 32.5 cm Print - 15 x 12.8 inch

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1899