Pierre ALECHINSKY |
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Was born in Brussels in 1927. (Cobra group)
The winner of the first Andrew W. Mellon Prize for Painting (1977) and the French Grand Prix National for painting in 1984, Alechinsky has been recognized in recent years as one of the most significant living artists. (The art market has also noticed his stature: one of his paintings sold at auction several years ago for over $2,000,000.)
Alechinsky was just barely out of his teens when he burst onto the art scene as one of the original members of the COBRA group, and over the years he has emerged as one of the most imaginative and witty artists of our times. Alechinsky fans are everywhere. The admirers of this great artist are immediately fascinated by his gestural writing, elegant and sensitive. Beyond his symbols and his familiar monsters, they find in his drawings and prints pictures suggested to him by the very shape of his blots or by the old documents on which he is fond of working - letters, invoices, bonds, maps - giving a shape to the shapeless, a meaning to the meaningless.
Alechinsky is represented in the main museums of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Danemark, Holland, France, Germany, Isr ...
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