Pierre Alechinsky



Designer VerificationSigned
Country of origin
Material and techniquesLithograph printed with two plates and a 3 color rainbow blend.
Very good condition
Measures (Inches)
- Height: 12 1/2 - Length: 11

Pierre Alechinsky, 1963, "Untitled" signed and numbered 9/40, printed with two plates and a 3-color rainbow blend. Pierre Alechinsky was born in Brussels, where he received training in book illustration and typography at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs. He would go on to work in a range of media, from painting and prints to poetry and film. He was an original member COBRA, an international group of Danish, Dutch, and Belgian artists active from 1948 through 1952. In camaraderie with other artists, including Karel Appel and Asger Jorn, Alechinsky held high expectations for a new postwar society and a new school of art. The members of COBRA believed in creative diversity; however, they shared interests in experimental methods, vivid color, free line, mythology, and children's art. In the mid-1950s, Alechinsky studied the art of calligraphy in Japan, adopting some of its techniques for his own work, as well as the materials of brush and ink on paper. In his paintings and prints, he developed a personal yet accessible pictorial vocabulary of forms suggesting animals and birds, volcanoes and waterfalls, plant life and human bodies.