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Jean-Michel Folon © Didier Gicquel
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Jean-Michel Folon was born in Uccle on March 1st, 1934. He has been leading an international artistic career since the 1960s. At the age of 21, Folon decided to stop studying architecture at the Ecole Supérieure de la Cambre in Brussels. Jean-Michel Folon devotes himself to drawing and settles in Paris. He is published in American journals. For some, he is the brand that brings him closer to Belgian surrealism, but Folon is an unclassifiable artist, his style imaginary. He wants to draw the big city, the way of life of the metropolis. Many newspapers and magazines have published and popularized his drawings that convey the message of modernity...Read more


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I want to escape from labels. In reality, I am neither a painter, a draughts man, nor a poster designer. I am neither an actor, a writer, nor an etcher. I am neither abstract nor figurative. I do not belong to any school. I have no historical importance and it is not my aim to feature in any history of art.

I have invented nothing, since I owe everything to everyone. I do not understand my own images and everyone is free to interpret them as he will. I have only tried to capture my dreams in the hope that others will link theirs with mine.
Folon, Burcy, January 1979

Literature: Exhibition catalog 1980 Lefebre Gallery "Folon Recent works"
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Jean-Michel Folon - 25 ans d'affiches.
Catalog published for the exhibition "Folon 25 years of posters" at the Municipal Center of the poster in Toulouse in 1989, 24p.

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1968 Giorgio Soavi. La Vita anche sentimentale di Folon, Milan. Milano Libri.
1973 Folon, La Mort d’un arbre, Geneva, Alice Editions; Florence, Alinari; New York, Barron’s; Tokyo Mainichi Shimbun. Aquarelles et texte de Folon. Lithographie en préface par Max Ernst.
1974 Giorgio Soavi, Vue imprenable, Paris, Editions du Chêne; Milan, Edizioni Domus.
1978 Folon, Affiches de Folon (préface de Milton Glaser). Geneva, Alice Editions; Paris, Editions du Chêne: New York, Abrams (new édition, 1983); Florence, Alinari; Tokyo, Mainichi Shimbun.
1980 Folon, Le Regard du témoin, Geneva, Alice Editions; New York, Abrams. Aquarelle et texte de Jean-Michel Folon.
1984 Hervé Gauville, Folon Aquarelles. Paris. Editions de la Différence, "L’Autre Musée" series.
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