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Pierre Alechinsky

Belgium Born in: 1927 Bestsellers Masterpieces

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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Pierre Alechinsky, Ophtalmologue, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ophtalmologue, 1972
29.1 x 21.3 x 0.1 inch
Print

$2,649

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
10.8 x 7.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,214

Pierre Alechinsky, Printemps année vingt, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Printemps année vingt, 2020
12.2 x 8.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$12,040

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, Ainsi ne soit-il pas, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ainsi ne soit-il pas, 1998
26 x 20.1 inch
Print

$1,445

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, La beauté désœuvre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

La beauté désœuvre, 1998
26 x 20.1 inch
Print

$1,445

Pierre Alechinsky, Ouverture et finale, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Ouverture et finale, 1989
20.1 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,926

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce B, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce B, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,528

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique IV, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique II, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique I, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce F, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce F, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 inch
Print

$2,528

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce C, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce C, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,528

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce E, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce E, 1990
30.7 x 44.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,528

Pierre Alechinsky, Astrologie poétique III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Astrologie poétique III, 2018
10.6 x 12.8 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Cobra, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Cobra, 2000
13.4 x 10.6 inch
Print

$482

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots II, 2007
14.6 x 11 inch
Print

$421

Pierre Alechinsky, Si près, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Si près, 2007
7.7 x 5.3 inch
Print

$361

Pierre Alechinsky, Was ist Los, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Was ist Los, 2013
8.5 x 5.9 inch
Print

$361

Pierre Alechinsky, Restez assis, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Restez assis, 1982
8.7 x 10.4 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$15,049

Pierre Alechinsky, Christian Dotremont, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Christian Dotremont, 2007
8.7 x 5.1 inch
Print

$301

Pierre Alechinsky, Mots I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Mots I, 2007
14.6 x 11 inch
Print

$421

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
9.4 x 6.7 inch
Print

$301

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2006
9.4 x 6.7 inch
Print

$301

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre, 2016
10.8 x 7.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,214

Pierre Alechinsky, Honte bue, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Honte bue, 2012
10.6 x 8.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$15,049

Pierre Alechinsky, Dans le taillis, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Dans le taillis, 2015
15.4 x 10.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$14,447

Pierre Alechinsky, Tout sur le dos, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Tout sur le dos, 2013
23.6 x 23.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$57,790

Pierre Alechinsky, Arrières pensées, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Alechinsky

Arrières pensées, 2012
13.4 x 34.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$18,059

Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale I, 1970
26 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$963

Pierre Alechinsky, Spirale II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Spirale II, 1970
26 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$963

Pierre Alechinsky, Quatre-vingt-dix 1, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quatre-vingt-dix 1, 2016
15 x 11.4 inch
Print

$2,408

Pierre Alechinsky, Great Flying Object, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Great Flying Object, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Wordly Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Wordly Flying Objects, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Galactic Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Galactic Flying Objects, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch
Print

$750

Pierre Alechinsky, Enfance de la Majuscule, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Enfance de la Majuscule, 2003
26 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,926

Pierre Alechinsky, Hors Normes, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Hors Normes, 2005
19.7 x 15 inch
Print

$1,806

Pierre Alechinsky, Vibrions, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Vibrions, 1990
23.2 x 29.9 inch
Print

$1,445

Pierre Alechinsky, Dix-neuvième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Dix-neuvième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Quatorzième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Quatorzième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Neuvième arrondissement de Paris, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Neuvième arrondissement de Paris, 1983
12.4 x 18.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Bouche d'eau I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Bouche d'eau I, 1986
21.9 x 29.7 inch
Print

$1,445

Pierre Alechinsky, Bouches d'eau II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Bouches d'eau II, 1986
21.9 x 29.7 inch
Print

$1,445

Pierre Alechinsky, Bouche d’eau III, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Bouche d’eau III, 1986
21.9 x 29.7 inch
Print

$1,445

Pierre Alechinsky, Griseire à minuit 5, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griseire à minuit 5, 2019
19.5 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 4, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 4, 2019
19.5 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 3, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 3, 2019
19.5 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 2, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 2, 2019
19.5 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Griserie à minuit 1, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Griserie à minuit 1, 2019
19.5 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,072

Pierre Alechinsky, Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Gare d'Osnabrück à Jérusalem, 2015
7.9 x 5.5 inch
Print

$337

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
10.2 x 7.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$678

Pierre Alechinsky, Infeuilletable, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Infeuilletable, 1969
10.2 x 7.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$783

Pierre Alechinsky, Sans titre, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre, 2001
19.7 x 26 inch
Print

$1,926

Pierre Alechinsky, Capture, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Capture, 1987
27.2 x 18.9 inch
Print

$1,613

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables V, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables V, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,613

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables IV, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables IV, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,613

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,613

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables II, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables II, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,613

Pierre Alechinsky, Jours Ouvrables I, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Jours Ouvrables I, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,613

Pierre Alechinsky, Trois, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Trois, 1988
25.4 x 18.5 inch
Print

$1,312

Pierre Alechinsky, Deux, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Deux, 1988
25.4 x 18.5 inch
Print

$1,312

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